NFL waiver claims 2022: Tyler Johnson to the Texans leads top 5 pickups

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NFL waiver claims; 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 /

Top NFL waiver claims: Armon Watts, DL, Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears made a handful of moves on the waiver wire after final roster cuts were turned in, so a couple of them were bound to be hits, right? General manager Ryan Poles is a rookie on the job and his roster is in an interesting position. The Bears arguably have a playoff-caliber defense, but they are simultaneously rebuilding on offense with a young QB under center.

There’s no reason the majority of this roster shouldn’t be looked at as a work in progress, and the Bears showed that they are exactly that with five waiver claims. But they upgraded their roster with this particular move, and not only that, but they stole Armon Watts from a division rival that ditched him.

Watts had a career-best five sacks and 10 QB hits last year along with a pair of forced fumbles. He will help the Bears’ defensive front right away.

Top NFL waiver claims: Devin Asiasi, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

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Credit the Cincinnati Bengals for attacking a roster weakness. The Bengals lost CJ Uzomah in free agency and they replaced him with former first-round pick Hayden Hurst. Additionally, the team is expected to sign veteran OJ Howard, another former first-round pick, to join Hurst and former second-round pick Drew Sample at the position.

The Bengals also made a claim for former New England Patriots third-round pick Devin Asiasi, a player that was picked in the top 100 just two years ago and has only managed to appear in 10 games, including just one last season. Although Asiasi has been a disappointment for the Patriots, he’s still got plenty of upside and could be a really solid addition for the Bengals at a position of need.