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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 46 5.0 2 0 0

Top Armon Watts News

  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Starting against Lions

    Watts will start Sunday against the Lions, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Watts will make his second career start, and his first one since the 2019 season finale, as he will replace Michael Pierce. Watts has played 79 defensive snaps across four games this season, racking up eight tackles (four solo).

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Limited role Sunday

    Watts had one tackle and played 17 snaps in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati.

    Watts is a reserve nose tackle and may not get much playing time as long as Michael Pierce and Dalvin Tomlinson stay healthy.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Will play Friday

    Watts (ankle) is not on the inactives list for Friday's game against the Saints.

    Watts had been listed as questionable after logging a DNP and two limited practice sessions this week, but he will give it a go against the Saints on Christmas Day.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Plays 37 snaps Sunday

    Watts had a tackle and played on 37 of the defense's 78 snaps in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

    Watts played just seven games last year after a hamstring injury, so he could have a larger role later in the season as he continues to develop. He'll get playing time as a reserve in a rotation on the defensive line.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Activated off COVID list

    Watts was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports.

    Watts was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday but can now rejoin his teammates at practice. The 2019 sixth-rounder will steer his focus on competing for reps with Jaleel Johnson after long-time starting defensive tackle Linval Joseph signed with the Chargers this offseason.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Moved to COVID list

    The Vikings placed Watts (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    A 2019 sixth-round pick, Watts appeared in seven regular-season games as a rookie for Minnesota. He'll now need to gain full clearance before rejoining teammates at practice, having either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who did.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Battling hamstring injury

    Watts (hamstring) faces a four- to six-week recovery timeline, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Watts has already been placed on IR, so his season is over. This report reveals how serious the hamstring pull Watts suffered in the regular-season finale is, but the 23-year-old should be good to go for the offseason program. His absence mainly will affect the Vikings' depth on the defensive front, as he didn't play more than 20 defensive snaps until the team rested its starters in the finale.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Designated for IR

    Watts (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    The rookie sixth-round pick played in seven games this season, and he averaged 10.9 defensive snaps per contest en route to 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Watts will be out for the playoffs, and the Vikings signed Eddie Yarbrough off the Bills' practice squad to add depth on their defensive front.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Taken in sixth round

    The Vikings selected Watts in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 190th overall.

    Watts (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) was a three-star recruit out of high school and didn't earn much playing time at Arkansas until his senior season, when he started 11 of 12 games en route to a team-leading seven sacks and three forced fumbles. With more seasoning, it's possible Watts could develop as a solid pass rusher from the interior of the Vikings' defensive line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 307 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 25
School: Arkansas
Experience: 4