Vikings waive Armon Watts

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The Vikings’ website still lists Armon Watts as a starter along their defensive line. But Watts won’t start.

The Vikings made the surprising decision to waive Watts on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Watts, a sixth-round selection in 2019, was the only first-team player to play in the second preseason game. He played 12 defensive snaps.

In his three seasons in Minnesota, Watts played 40 games with 10 starts. He totaled 90 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles. Five of his sacks came in 17 games last season when he saw 670 snaps.

7 responses to “Vikings waive Armon Watts

  1. This one is surprising. They must be thinking of a trade or know of a more attractive roster cut from another team. There’s not a ton better than Watts on the team.

  2. Right after the first depth chart came out and Watts was listed as a starter, he was being interviewed by a radio host who kept congratulating him for making the first team. I was thinking that depth chart doesn’t guarantee anything, which turned out to be the case. I wonder who they’re planning to start at interior DE? I thought Watts did a pretty respectable job last year and there isn’t anyone obviously better on the roster.

  3. Well this is the first big surprise cut so far for the team. Not exactly a fan of it but we’ll see how it goes

  4. Dumb move. He was about to break out. Better be signing Sheldon Richardson plus a center.

  5. Does this mean they plan on making a move for Suh (would prefer resigning Richardson instead)

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