J.J. Watt Placed on PUP List After Suffering Hamstring Injury at Cardinals Camp

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJuly 28, 2021

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt (99) runs drills during an NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt has been placed on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a hamstring injury.

The 32-year-old went down during a run test Tuesday and did not practice Wednesday.

A five-time Pro Bowler, Watt played in all 16 games in 2020 for just the second time in five seasons. He missed eight games during the 2019 regular season after suffering a torn pectoral.

His Hall of Fame career has been mired with injuries. Watt was limited to three games in 2016, five games in 2017 and eight in 2019. His 16-game campaign in 2018, when he returned to superstar form as one of the game's best pass-rushers, has been an outlier.

Watt going back on the shelf will leave the Cardinals unable to work with creating defensive line cohesion at camp.