Sports Steelers place star linebacker T.J. Watt on COVID-19 list

00:16  30 november  2021
00:16  30 november  2021 Source:   msn.com

Roethlisberger, Watt may play; Fitzpatrick likely out

  Roethlisberger, Watt may play; Fitzpatrick likely out PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and outside linebacker T.J. Watt will both have an opportunity to play, while safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is expected to miss Sunday’s road game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Roethlisberger entered the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 protocol on Saturday night after testing positive and he missed Sunday’s tie with the Detroit Lions. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has a chance to play, but the Steelers are currently preparing to start backup quarterback Mason Rudolph. Watt left in the third quarter of Sunday’s game with hip and knee injuries and did not return.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed star pass rusher T . J . Watt on the reserve/ COVID - 19 list , the team announced Monday. Watt 's status for Sunday afternoon's Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens is unclear at this stage. Watt returned to Sunday's blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after missing the Steelers ' Week 11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers due to hip and knee injuries. In nine games this season, the Defensive Player of the Year candidate has compiled 12.5 sacks and 41 tackles, including 13 for loss. If Watt can' t play this week against Baltimore, or next Thursday against

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed two players on their COVID - 19 reserve list and released eight other players this afternoon.The list contains players that either have tested positive for COVID - 19 or have been quarantined due to exposure. Running back Jaylen Samuels and receiver James Washington are the newest additions to the list , bringing the total to four.The Steelers also waived the following eight players from the list : quarterback J . T . Barrett, running back Ralph Webb, receiver Quadree Henderson, offensive lineman Christian Montano, linebackers Christian Kuntz and

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed star outside linebacker T.J. Watt on the COVID-19 list.

  Steelers place star linebacker T.J. Watt on COVID-19 list © Provided by The Canadian Press

The team made the announcement on Monday, a day after the Steelers were embarrassed 41-10 on the road in Cincinnati.

Watt is the third high-profile member of the Steelers to go on the COVID-19 list in recent weeks. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick went into the COVID-19 protocol earlier this month.

Roethlisberger sat out practice after going onto the list on Oct. 13 and missed a tie with Detroit. He participated virtually the following week and returned to play in a loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Herbert throws for 382 yards, Chargers hold off Steelers

  Herbert throws for 382 yards, Chargers hold off Steelers INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers had the uncanny knack of blowing double-digit leads and losing in the last minute. Not anymore. Herbert threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams with 2:17 remaining as the Chargers rallied to hold off the Pittsburgh Steelers 41-37 despite blowing a 17-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Five of the Chargers' six wins this season have been fourth-quarter comebacks. Last season, they lost five times when leading in the fourth. “We had our best stuff at the end," first-year coach Brandon Staley said. "I feel like we’ve shown real stuff through 10 games.

The Steelers placed four players on the Reserve/ COVID - 19 List on Tuesday morning. The four players include quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, running back Jaylen Samuels and linebacker Vince Williams. All will be isolated for five days and are not permitted in the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. The players will need to pass COVID - 19 tests throughout the week before they before they are potentially eligible to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The players are permitted to take part in virtual meetings. The team placed tight end Vance McDonald on

Steelers ’ T . J . Watt , Joe Haden suffer injuries against Detroit. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he thinks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should be able to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals even though he was added to the reserve/ COVID - 19 list this week along with four other players. Roethlisberger was placed on the list Tuesday along with linebacker Vince Williams, running back Jaylen Samuels and tackle Jerald Hawkins, one day after tight end Vance McDonald was placed on the list.

Fitzpatrick did not play against the Chargers after going onto the list on Oct. 15.

Watt's 12 1/2 sacks rank second in the NFL, but he was limited to just two tackles against Cincinnati while dealing with hip and knee injuries suffered against the Lions.

Watt's potential absence is the latest setback for Pittsburgh's reeling defense. Veteran defensive linemen Tyson Alualu and Stephon Tuitt are out with injuries and inside linebacker Robert Spillane left on Sunday with a knee injury and did not return.

The Steelers host AFC North-leading Baltimore (8-3) next Sunday.


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Vikings beat Steelers 36-28, deny last-play pass in end zone .
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