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Bear Necessities: Armon Watts looking forward to return to Minnesota in Week 5

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Former Minnesota Vikings defenseman Armon Watts was one of the most unexpected cuts during the final roster cuts, and Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Powles didn’t hesitate to call him out.

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“I’m pretty sure everyone in the state (Minnesota) was surprised,” Watts said via Chicago Tribune. “It was definitely a disappointment, but that’s part of the game. I had to adapt quickly when I arrived here in Chicago. You know, everything happens for a reason, so I’m very happy to be here.”

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Watts was scheduled to be a starter for Minnesota in the 2022 season. But when Kevin O’Connell took over as head coach, the Vikings moved from a 4-3 formation to a 3-4 formation. Watts’ skill set makes him more effective in a Bears-like 4-3 setup. However, going from a rotational player to an expected starter, his cut was definitely shocking.

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“I’m not blind. If I’m with the second or third team, maybe you can see it,” Watts said. “But it hit me hard, especially since I was there for four years (and) producing like I did last year. I’m here with the Bears now, I’m still in the NFC North and I’m excited.”

It’s safe to say that Watts was looking forward to next Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Watts will get two shots against his former team, but this one is of particular importance considering it’s in Minnesota.

“It’s probably something I marked on my calendar,” Watts said. “Circled? Definitely.”

The story originally appeared on Bears Wire.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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