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Steelers Injury Updates: T.J. Watt Returns, Derek Watt and Marcus Allen Out

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (knee) returned to the practice field and participated fully on Friday ahead of the team’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.

Watt practiced Wednesday, but surprisingly missed Thursday’s session with the knee injury. Following today’s practice, he reiterated his health and preparedness to face Philadelphia.

“I feel great,” he told the media Friday. “I practiced well today, flying around. I’ll be ready to go for Sunday, no doubt.”

While T.J. Watt will be full-go, his brother and fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) and linebacker Marcus Allen (plantar fasciitis) have both been ruled out for Sunday’s game.

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Wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) practice for the second-straight day after sitting out on Wednesday. Johnson had also been dealing with a concussion suffered against the Houston Texans, but has since been cleared.

As for the Eagles, quarterback Carson Wentz will be without two of his top targets again on Sunday, as wide receivers Alshon Jeffrey (illness, foot) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) have both been ruled out.

Philadelphia will also be without former Pitt cornerback Avonte Maddox, who will miss his homecoming game due to an ankle injury.

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