Connect with us

Steelers

Steelers Daily: Bates Bails on Bengals, Texans Settle Watson Suit

Published

on

Browns QB Deshaun Watson

Safety Jesse Bates and the Cincinnati Bengals have reached an impasse and another hurdle of the Deshaun Watson legal saga has been cleared, but we still don’t know if he’ll play the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2022.

With Friday’s deadline passing before Bates and the Bengals reached a new deal, he will be a free agent next season after playing under a franchise tag in 2022. The sides are still far apart on a long-term contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

How the Steelers’ deal with Minkah Fitzpatrick, which set the safety market and made him the highest-paid player at the position in the NFL, may have thrown a wrench in things. — Nick Farabaugh

How the Minkah Fitzpatrick Contract Affected Jessie Bates and the Bengals

🏈 The Houston Texans have settled lawsuits with 30 women that alleged that the team aided Deshaun Watson in finding massage therapists and encouraged his behavior in performing inappropriate sexual acts with them. We still don’t know what the punishment will be for Watson, but he is not expected to be available for the Steelers’ Week 3 game in Cleveland.

🏈 Pat Freiermuth needs deeper targets to reach his full potential. More in Chris Carter’s Classroom.

🏈 An Alex Highsmith breakout season could take the Steelers defense to a whole other level. — Cale Berger

🏈 Cam Heyward says the Steelers have faith in Mitch Trubisky to be the starting quarterback. — Chris Ward

FanDuel Sportsbook

States: NY, PA, NJ, IA, IL, CO, IN, TN, VA, WV, MI, AZ

GET THE APP
GET YOUR FIRST BET RISK FREEGET YOUR FIRST BET RISK FREE
Up to $1,000 Back if you don't win!
BET NOW

STEELERS SCHEDULE

🏈 The week before training camp is the slowest news week of the year. — Saunders

The Best Steelers Coverage in Your Email

All you have to do is enter your email to get all of the best breaking news, analysis and insights on the Pittsburgh Steelers from Chris Carter, Nick Farabaugh, Alan Saunders and the Steelers Now team sent directly to your inbox.

AROUND THE NETWORK

Steelers Pittsburgh Sports NowCalijah Kancey Named to Sporting News Preseason All-America Team

Steelers Pittsburgh Hockey Now Penguins Notebook: RFAs, Blomqvist, What Changed with Malkin?

 Major Harris Had a Street Named for Him in Pittsburgh

Brashear LB Ta’Mere Robinson Commits to Penn State

Steelers Pittsburgh Baseball Now Coors Field Follies: Pirates Pitchers Can’t Hang in 13-2 Loss to Rockies

 Hounds Prep to Face former Striker Neco Brett

 Pocono NASCAR Weekend Approaching

Steelers Now in Your Mailbox!

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts in your mailbox.

Steelers Now in your Inbox

Sign up and get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox!

Thank you!

Oops!