Is a holdout on the horizon for Steelers LB T.J. Watt?

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According to ESPN NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, via ESPN television, if the Pittsburgh Steelers and star outside linebacker T.J. Watt cannot come to an agreement on a contract, there’s a real possibility Watt will not play in Week One against the Buffalo Bills.

This might come as a shock to many Steelers fans, seeing as how Watt has basically been a hold-in all of training camp and the preseason but still has a contract paying him just north of $10 million this season.

However, this could go from a very minor inconvenience to a major disruption in a hurry if Watt chooses to sit out the season and force the Steelers to sign him to a contract. This isn’t something Pittsburgh does and would be completely off-book for the franchise.

Fans have continuously supported Watt during this offseason in his pursuit of a new contract but don’t be shocked if they turn on him if he opts to not play until he gets a new contract.

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