Connect with us

Steelers

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt Returns to Practice in Full, Expected to Play Sunday

Published

on

Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt returned to practice on Wednesday, and head coach Mike Tomlin expects that he will be able to play in Sunday’s season opener at Buffalo.


Watt, who had not participated in any team drills since the start of training camp while attempting to negotiate a contract extension with the team, was a full participant in practice for the first time this season.

Tomlin had said on Tuesday that he expected Watt to participate fully as the team earnestly began its prep for the Bills Wednesday, and that proved to be true, though there has been no news of a contract extension.

Draft Kings Sign Up Bonus!

It was just one practice, and not a full-contact one at that, but Tomlin didn’t see anything to suggest that Watt will not be able to play this Sunday.

“I thought he looked good,” Tomlin said. He was engaged. He’s been a full participant in walk-throughs and things of that nature. He’s a smart guy. He can learn from watching others and it’s evident in watching him work today.”

Steelers Now in Your Mailbox!

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

Copyright © 2021 Pittsburgh Sports Now / Steelers Now. In no way affiliated with or endorsed by the Pittsburgh Steelers or NFL.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (PA/IL) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN only) or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA only) or 1-800-522-4700 (CO Only) or TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789.

Steelers Now in your Inbox

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

Thank you!

Oops!

Send this to a friend