Report: J.J. Watt ‘seriously considering’ joining Cleveland Browns

Peter Dewey
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Former Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reportedly is seriously considering the Cleveland Browns in free agency.

According to’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns have a lot of what Watt is looking for in his next team.

“Released by the Texans on Friday, Watt is seriously considering the Browns as one of his options because they have a lot of what he wants, sources tell,” Cabot wrote.


“The two biggest things? Money and a potential Super Bowl. What’s more, they have a strong supporting cast and a positive environment. Check, check, check, and check.”

Watt is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

While he will be 32 at the start of next season, Watt could still provide a contender with some solid pass rushing as it competes for a Super Bowl.

Last season, the Browns lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs. It is possible Cleveland could view Watt as a piece that could help put it over the top in the AFC.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball, football and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.