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J.J. Watt taps brakes on destination speculation

J.J. Watt quickly tapped the brakes on speculation he was behind a hint about his free agency destination on Monday.

Watt took to Twitter to douse widespread reports that a change in his Peloton bio — with the words: “SB56…GB…CLE…BUF” — implied the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills could be his next destination.

The problem?

Watt said he doesn’t own a Peloton.

“I don’t own a bike. Stop,” Watt posted to Twitter.

ESPN reported the change in the bio earlier in the day.

The Packers, Browns and Bills all have been connected to Watt in his first foray into free agency. He’s also been in contact with the Tennessee Titans.

The update Monday appeared on the overview section of a bio for Peloton, the at-home bicycle trainer with a massive following, but the veteran defensive end said the account is not his.

The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year last month described his initial experience on the open market as “wild.”

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