Former Badger LB T.J. Watt in a contract dispute with the Steelers

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Following a tremendous 2016 season at Wisconsin, T.J. Watt has become one of the best outside linebacker’s in the NFL. He’s now trying to get paid like one.

The 2020 All-Pro selection has had a busy offseason battling for a new contract extension, and despite not yet having signed one he returned to practice this week.

No people have been bigger advocates for the former Badger than his own teammates, who have constantly backed him up in his quest for a new deal. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was as clear as it gets regarding a new deal for Pittsburgh’s best defensive player:

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His teammates on defense had similar sentiments:

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Watt is expected to play in Pittsburgh’s season opener this Sunday against Buffalo, whether or not he signs a new deal in time.