Steelers LB T.J. Watt expected to be at Monday’s practice

According the Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Dale Lolley expected be at the team’s Monday practice regardless of whether he has a new extension to his contract.

The team will start preparations for the first regular-season match of the year on Monday. Watt’s presence would be great. Pittsburgh will take on Buffalo Bills, who beat Steelers last season.

But before we get too excited over this report, Watt was present at practice all through the offseason, from training camp to preseason. Watt didn’t do much. Watt could just show up and be content.

It’s obvious that Watt could be on the field with the Steelers. This doesn’t seem like something that Watt or the Steelers are terribly concerned about. This is an alarming fact. Watt is expected to make just under $10 millions this season, which would be enough motivation to get on the field. However, Steelers fans who are more calm than usual might start to think about a Steelers defense with Watt if a deal is not possible.

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