Report: Steelers are expected to put T.J. Watt on IR

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week that the team would make a decision on putting linebacker T.J. Watt on injured reserve at the appropriate time and it appears that time will be in the near future.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Steelers are expected to place Watt on injured reserve before facing the Patriots this Sunday. Yates adds that they will also be signing linebacker David Anenih off of the Titans practice squad.

Watt is not having surgery to repair his torn pec and is expected to be able to return in about six weeks after rehabbing the injury. Going on injured reserve would leave him ineligible to play in the next four games.

Anenih signed with the Titans after going undrafted out of Houston this year. He had seven tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in three preseason appearances.

32 responses to “Report: Steelers are expected to put T.J. Watt on IR

  1. As soon as he comes back he will re-injure it and be gone for the season. Surgery would be the best choice for the long-term…

  2. Mac Jones’ back is feeling much better already after this news. Hopefully TJ comes back soon healthy, league needs the guys like Watt on the field all the time as their impact is massive.

  3. re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

  4. “He got hurt trying to make a play”

    A play on which he got penalty for throwing an uppercut to the face of the RT and pushing his helmet off.

  5. Whenever this happens the player is half his usual self or tears it fully once he starts playing. Seen it with partially torn biceps and pecs. He should just get the surgery and call it a year.

  6. A play on which he got penalty for throwing an uppercut to the face of the RT and pushing his helmet off.

    Don’t blame
    TJ a bit when you are being held every. Play you have to draw attention to the non calls by the ref…..good job TJ.

  7. candlestickkid says:
    September 15, 2022 at 8:46 am
    Tomlin and the Steelers are going to ruin this guy.
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    You probably said the same thing when TJ was hurt in college.

  8. The Watts play the game so hard that their bodies break down quickly. Their post-career aches and pains will dwarf others.

  9. dude is a dirty player. Pretty much ruined the best LT in the game (Ronnie Stanley) on a cheap shot. Each week he uppercuts ball carriers, trying to punch the ball free but only making contact with the helmet and facemask.

  10. Get used to it Steelers fans the Watt brothers are exactly alike – Constantly hurt and definitely overhyped

  11. abnotthatab says:
    September 15, 2022 at 9:26 am
    re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

    ————————————

    What about the part where the team wants him to rehab so he can play this year instead of getting the surgery advised by the surgeon.

  12. Browns fan here but I hope this doesn’t turn into a replay of Mayfield from last year. It didn’t end well.

  13. If only Dr. Jerry Jones was their GM and team doctor. Look at the miracle he’s pulling off for Dak. Back in three weeks! Poor Watt. He needs GM Dr. Jerry!

  14. bostonblows says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:47 am
    abnotthatab says:
    September 15, 2022 at 9:26 am
    re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

    ————————————

    What about the part where the team wants him to rehab so he can play this year instead of getting the surgery advised by the surgeon.

    ———
    That doesn’t make sense. Last time I checked, it was him seeking another opinion, not the team. And also, he’s 27. He can make his own decisions.

  15. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 11:47 am
    bostonblows says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:47 am
    abnotthatab says:
    September 15, 2022 at 9:26 am
    re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

    ————————————

    What about the part where the team wants him to rehab so he can play this year instead of getting the surgery advised by the surgeon.

    ———
    That doesn’t make sense. Last time I checked, it was him seeking another opinion, not the team. And also, he’s 27. He can make his own decisions.

    01Rate This
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    Yeah, MIllennials are really great at decision making.

  16. TJ Watt has missed 4 regular season games since coming into the league into the league in 2017. F.O.U.R.

    He has played 83% of the team’s defensive snaps in the past 5 regular seasons

    He has started 3 out of the 3 playoff games the Steelers have been in since he came into the NFL.

    Stop with the constantly injured stuff.

  17. Yeah, MIllennials are really great at decision making.

    Ah yes proof positive irony and hypocrisy are alive and well. I spit out some really good coffee reading that when I realize who posted it….LOL

  18. Yeah, MIllennials are really great at decision making.
    ______________
    Your bitterness is showing. You’ve become more unhinged since Buffalo won a week ago.

  19. touchback6 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 11:47 am
    bostonblows says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:47 am
    abnotthatab says:
    September 15, 2022 at 9:26 am
    re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

    ————————————

    What about the part where the team wants him to rehab so he can play this year instead of getting the surgery advised by the surgeon.

    ———
    That doesn’t make sense. Last time I checked, it was him seeking another opinion, not the team. And also, he’s 27. He can make his own decisions.

    01Rate This
    ——————–

    Yeah, MIllennials are really great at decision making.

    ———-

    So you’re talking about Mac Jones too?

  20. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 1:58 pm
    touchback6 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 11:47 am
    bostonblows says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:47 am
    abnotthatab says:
    September 15, 2022 at 9:26 am
    re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

    ————————————

    What about the part where the team wants him to rehab so he can play this year instead of getting the surgery advised by the surgeon.

    ———
    That doesn’t make sense. Last time I checked, it was him seeking another opinion, not the team. And also, he’s 27. He can make his own decisions.

    01Rate This
    ——————–

    Yeah, MIllennials are really great at decision making.

    ———-

    So you’re talking about Mac Jones too?

    ———

    Ouch!

  21. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 1:58 pm
    touchback6 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 12:01 pm
    Jimmypinthe416 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 11:47 am
    bostonblows says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:47 am
    abnotthatab says:
    September 15, 2022 at 9:26 am
    re Candlestickkid saying “tomlin and the steelers are going to ruin this guy”
    What did Tomlin have to do with him tearing his pectoral muscle?
    he got hurt trying to make a play. it had nothing to do with coaching

    ————————————

    What about the part where the team wants him to rehab so he can play this year instead of getting the surgery advised by the surgeon.

    ———
    That doesn’t make sense. Last time I checked, it was him seeking another opinion, not the team. And also, he’s 27. He can make his own decisions.

    01Rate This
    ——————–

    Yeah, MIllennials are really great at decision making.

    ———-

    So you’re talking about Mac Jones too?

    41Rate This

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    Absolutely! Brady morphed into one as well and it’s absolutely embarrassing.

    BB has a book in his office “How to Work With Millennials”

    LOL!

    I mean, it can’t be made up. Hopefully, Mac Jones or ANY player NE brings in has the least of Millennial negatives as possible. Absolutely.

    Selfishness, laziness, lack of knowledge, arrogance and not being a team player are not welcome in the Foxborough locker roomo.

    Thanks and enjoy your day.

  22. TJ Watt has missed 4 regular season games since coming into the league into the league in 2017. F.O.U.R.

    ———————

    Soon to be 10. T.E.N.

    And that is if he is lucky. It’s probably more like 20. T.W.E.N.T.Y.

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