J.J. Watt signing 2-year deal with Arizona Cardinals

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Coveted free agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt has agreed to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced his decision with a tweet from his official account on Monday. In the photo, Watt is squatting while wearing a Cardinals shirt.

The decision ends weeks of speculation and rules out the Green Bay Packers as a landing spot for one of the game’s top defensive players.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Watt agreed to a two-year deal worth $31 million. It includes $23 million guaranteed.

The Houston Texans released Watt last month. The Packers were widely believed to be one of the favorites to sign the Wisconsin native, but the Cardinals offered a contract the Packers probably couldn’t come close to matching.

Watt will join a Cardinals team featuring young quarterback Kyler Murray and former Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona finished 8-8 and in third place in the NFC West a year ago.