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Arizona Cardinals are designating JJ Watt to return from injured reserve

Written by Doug Rush

Arizona Cardinals are designating JJ Watt to return from injured reserve

Derrick Henry isn’t the only superstar returning from an injury for the playoffs.

The Arizona Cardinals are designating JJ Watt to return from injured reserve for the postseason.

Watt hasn’t played for Arizona since Week 7 back in October after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum, rotator cuff and a bicep. But his injuries have apparently healed enough to where he can play again.

Watt signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals after spending 10 years with the Houston Texans. He had 16 tackles and a sack in seven games before landing on injured reserve.

If the playoffs were to begin today, the Cardinals would be the fifth seed and face the Dallas Cowboys.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.