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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals make waves with J.J. Watt signing, reaction, analysis and more

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No, you were not dreaming.

The Arizona Cardinals really did sign J.J. Watt to a two-year contract yesterday. We have all the news and notes from around the web on the signing for you to start your day, let’s get to it.

Birdgang Sound-Off: J.J. Watt Joins The Cardinals
New teammates and others react to the high-wattage addition on social media

Watt Just Happened: J.J. Watt Agrees To Sign With Cardinals
Defensive end stuns NFL with decision to come to Arizona

Marc Ross: Impact J.J. Watt Will Have On Cardinals' Defense
NFL Network's Marc Ross shares the impact defensive end J.J. Watt will have on the Cardinals' defense.

Quick Slant - Believe Watt You See
Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki react to the news of signing DE J.J. Watt to a two-year deal.

J.J. Watt Arrives In Arizona
Images of the Cardinals' new addition upon his arrival in the desert

Cardinals Cover 2 - Watt A Move
Ep. 398 - No one saw this coming. No one. Just an absolute stunner. Craig Grialou and Mike Jurecki react to the team agreeing to terms with J.J. Watt, one of the better defensive players in the league. It certainly has the chance to be a game-changer.

Cardinals Underground - Watt’s Up With This Cardinals’ Splash
Who saw this coming? Not Darren Urban, Kyle Odegard and Paul Calvisi, who were as blown away by the addition of J.J. Watt to the defense as anyone. So much so, here's a special all-Watt, all-the-time podcast.

NFL Live - Watt's Going On? | ESPN
With J.J. Watt taking his next chapter of his career to Arizona, the NFL Live team dives into how good the Cardinals team can be. How will Watt going to AZ affect the rest of free agency? What would Russell Wilson look like playing for someone other then the Seahawks? And does Mac Jones have some qualities to make him like Tom Brady?

J.J. Watt agrees to two-year contract with Arizona Cardinals
Star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Cardinals after being released by the Texans last month.

J.J. Watt?! Arizona Cardinals signing draws social media reaction
Blake Shelton among those on social media reacting to Watt's move from the Houston Texans to the Cardinals.

How J.J. Watt can get better by pairing with Cardinals' Chandler Jones - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Last season Watt was double-teamed 30% of the time, the highest rate in the league and something fewer teams can do while also accounting for Jones.

Football Outsiders: Cardinals would be daring to re-sign Reddick, Peterson
It would be costly for the Arizona Cardinals to re-sign Haason Reddick and Patrick Peterson. But with a shy market and cuts on the table, it's possible.

J.J. Watt joins the Arizona Cardinals in surprise signing
Former Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt announced with a tweet that he's signed with the Arizona Cardinals in a surprise move.

Watt's in Arizona? J.J. Watt is on the Cardinals, not Peloton
Monday morning began with an over-analysis of some person's Peloton profile page. By lunch time, J.J. Watt was an Arizona Cardinal.

By the numbers: A look at J.J. Watt's career (so far) - Arizona Sports
Let's take a closer look at the career numbers of the new Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt as he enters his 11th season.

Rapid reaction: J.J. Watt signing with Arizona Cardinals shocks folks
J.J. Watt signing with the Cardinals brought shock to the 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station staff on Monday.

Rapoport: Cardinals would like Haason Reddick, Patrick Peterson back
Despite the team's signing of J.J. Watt, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes the Cardinals would like to retain Patrick Peterson and Haason Reddick.

Bickley: J.J. Watt signing a transcendent moment for Arizona Cardinals
Dan Bickley writes that the addition of five-time Pro Bowler J.J. Watt helps the Arizona Cardinals in a multitude of ways.

National NFL analysts praise Cardinals' J.J. Watt signing
The Arizona Cardinals have landed themselves right in the center of the national sports conversations on Monday with the signing of three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt.

Cardinals owner flies out, picks up J.J. Watt to bring him back to Arizona
Do you remember your first day going to work at your new job? Did your boss pick you up in his private jet and fly you to the office?

Arizona Cardinals sign DE J.J. Watt to two-year deal
DE J.J. Watt has signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Twitter reacts to Cardinals signing J.J. Watt
Fans, players and media members were stunned by J.J. Watt's decision to sign with the Cardinals.

J.J. Watt contract details: Cardinals paying $23 million guaranteed
The Cardinals signed free agent and former Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to a 2-year deal worth a total of $31 million Monday.

What does the J.J. Watt signing mean for Patrick Peterson, Haason Reddick?
His addition signing makes their return less likely.

J.J. Watt might need a new number with the Arizona Cardinals
No. 99 is one of five numbers retired by the Cardinals and has not been worn since 1950.