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T.J. Watt | Linebacker | #90

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/11/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 252
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (30) / PIT
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Steelers OLB T.J. Watt was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 1.
Watt had a monster game against the Browns, recording 3.5 sacks and blocking the field goal in overtime that ended the bout in a tie. Last year's No. 30 overall pick, Watt is already more than half way to his rookie-year sack total of seven. If healthy, Watt has massive, double digit-sack upside. Sep 12 - 9:41 AM

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Steelers OLB T.J. Watt (groin) was not listed on the Week 4 injury report.

Neither was DE Stephon Tuitt (biceps). It is not a surprise after both were close to playing Week 3, but it is still a big boost to the defense with a trip to Baltimore on tap.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt (groin) is practicing in full for Week 4 against the Ravens.

Watt was close to playing last week, but couldn't get cleared as a game-time decision. He's on track to return for Sunday's game with Baltimore. Watt's presence is a concern to a Ravens offensive line that got dominated against Jacksonville in London.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic OLB T.J. Watt (groin) will play Week 4 against the Ravens.

Watt exited Week 2 early and was forced to sit out Sunday's loss to the Bears with a groin injury. The coach is also hopeful Stephon Tuitt (biceps) will be back this week.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt (groin) is out for Week 3 against the Bears.

The first-round rookie hurt his groin Sunday against the Vikings and wasn't able to practice this week. Consider him week to week.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 03:10:00 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said OLB T.J. Watt (groin) has a chance to play this week.

Watt exited the Week 2 win early in the first quarter and never returned. It sounds like he has avoided a serious issue, but soft-tissue injuries tend to linger. He should be considered at best questionable to face the Bears.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Steelers OLB T.J. Watt exited Week 2 with a groin injury and will not return.

Watt left early in the first quarter and remained on the sideline throughout the first half, suggesting it may not be overly serious. Watt has dominated in his short time in the pros with his pass rush and tenacious play.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 03:10:00 PM

The Steelers will use T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree as their full-time outside linebackers this season.

James Harrison will operate as a "relief pitcher," per OLBs coach Joey Porter. Watt dominated Pittsburgh's preseason opener, recording two sacks, while Dupree broke out after returning from injury last year for 4.5 sacks over the final four regular season games. The Steelers have one of the NFL's most underrated defenses and a cakewalk early-season schedule. They're a D/ST to target.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Steelers signed first-round OLB T.J. Watt to a four-year contract.

J.J.'s younger brother, T.J. figures to mix in behind James Harrison and Bud Dupree, especially in pass-rushing situations. The younger Watt drew some Clay Matthews comps coming out of Wisconsin.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Steelers selected Wisconsin OLB T.J. Watt with the No. 30 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

J.J.'s brother, Watt (6’5/252) arrived in Madison as a tight end recruit, only to convert to outside linebacker as a redshirt sophomore and break out as a junior for 15.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks, earning second-team All-America. As a former pass catcher, Watt is a legitimate interception and pick-six threat with huge hands (11"). Watt ripped up the Combine with 94th-percentile athleticism. Although he carries one-year wonder concerns, Watt has drawn comparisons to Clay Matthews from NFL scouts and has significant growth potential at his new-ish position. At worst, Watt should become a dangerous sub-package rusher. He's an upside pick for the Steelers.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 11:32:00 PM

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PosRoleName
DE1Cameron Heyward
2Stephon Tuitt
3Tyson Alualu
4Leterrius Walton
NT1Javon Hargrave
2Daniel McCullers
ILB1Vince Williams
2Jon Bostic
3Tyler Matakevich
4L.J. Fort
5Matthew Thomas
OLB1T.J. Watt
2Bud Dupree
3Anthony Chickillo
4Ola Adeniyi
CB1Joe Haden
2Artie Burns
3Mike Hilton
4Cameron Sutton
5Coty Sensabaugh
FS1Terrell Edmunds
2Sean Davis
SS1Morgan Burnett
2Marcus Allen
3Jordan Dangerfield
P1Jordan Berry