One Chicago Bears player has revenge on his mind entering week five of the 2022 NFL season.

Chicago defensive lineman Armon Watts is ready to play the Minnesota Vikings in week five.

And it’s not just because this is an important NFC North division matchup.

Watts has a little added motivation this week as he was surprisingly released by the Vikings during final roster cutdowns.

The former Arkansas standout told The Chicago Tribune that he didn’t expect to be released by Minnesota.

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Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Armon Watts (96) celebrates a sack during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

“I am pretty sure everyone in the state (of Minnesota) was surprised,” said Watts (via the Chicago Tribune). “It definitely was a letdown, but it’s part of the game. I had to adapt fast coming over here to Chicago. You know, everything happens for a reason, so I am excited to be here.”

“I’m not blind,” added Watts. “If I’m with the second or third team maybe you see it coming. But it hit hard for me, especially being there going on four years (and) producing like I did last year. I am here with the Bears now, I am still in the NFC North and I am excited.”

When Watts was asked if the game against the Vikings means a little more than most, he didn’t give a coach-speak type answer. Instead, he was candid.

“That is probably the one I’ve got marked off on my calendar,” said Watts. “Is it circled? Most definitely.”

I’d look for Watts to have a huge game against Minnesota. There’s no better motivation for a player than a “revenge game”. And it certainly sounds like Watts is anxious to head to Minnesota this weekend and get some revenge.

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