Steelers To Sign FB Derek Watt

Two of the three Watt brothers will now play for the Steelers. Fullback Derek Watt agreed to terms with Pittsburgh, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (on Twitter).

A four-year Chargers contributor, the middle Watt brother will join T.J. Watt on the Steelers. This deal will pay Derek Watt $3.25MM per year, per Rapoport (on Twitter). T.J. is currently set to make $1.7MM this season. With the Steelers a lock to pick up T.J. Watt’s fifth-year option, it is certainly possible the two-time Pro Bowler will make less than the least accomplished of the NFL Watts this season.

Derek, 27, was a sixth-round Bolts pick in 2016 and has played special teams as well in his NFL career. Derek Watt, 27, played 123 snaps at fullback for the Bolts last season. While he only has 29 career touches, the Wisconsin product will likely be asked to play a key role on Pittsburgh’s special teams units.

The Watts will join another two-thirds brother tandem on the Steelers. The Edmundses — Terrell and Trey — are under contract with Pittsburgh for the 2020 season.

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  1. yinzburgh

    Anyone know what this means for Roosevelt Nix? Will one of them move to TE or are they just gonna release him?

  2. madmanTX

    Yeah, I’d love to see JJ end up in Pittsburgh for a half a season or however long it takes for him to go on injured reserve.

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