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Did T.J. Watt Hint Contract Extension with the Steelers?

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Outside linebacker T.J. Watt may have just hinted that either he is close to signing his contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Watt shared an picture of himself signing autographs for Steeler fans pregame on his Instagram story Wednesday, which could be a subtle indication that he has put pen to paper with the team as well.

While Watt has not played in the preseason or participated in the team portions of training camp, he has been negotiating with the team all along.

Considering the Steelers do not negotiate in-season, the franchise and Watt are quickly running out of time to come to an agreement.

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If a deal is reached, it is very likely Watt will become the highest-paid defensive player in the league.

Watt finished as the runner up for NFL Defensive Player of the Year a season ago, but does already have three consecutive Pro Bowl nods and back-to-back First-Team All-Pro selections to his name.

He led the league with both 15 sacks and 23 tackles-for-loss in 2020. Watt also recorded 53 combined tackles and 41 quarterback hits.

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