T.J. Watt, LB (PIT)

Heads to COVID-19 list

Pittsburgh placed Watt on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Watt's status for Sunday's game against the Ravens is suddenly in question, with his availability likely hinging on whether he's vaccinated and whether he tested positive or was deemed a close contact of an infected person. The outside linebacker previously missed the Steelers' Week 11 loss to the Chargers due to hip and knee injuries, but he returned to action in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bengals and finished with two tackles (one solo) while playing 80 percent of the defensive snaps.

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