Another Watt brother coming to the Steelers
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03-18-2020, 08:19 AM

Man, Tomlin loves the NFL bloodlines. Derek Watt will be joining the Steelers as FB. Must mean Rosie Nix on his way out, was a decent player in his own right. 

Now all we need is to get JJ Watt. 

Two-thirds of the Watt brothers will play for the Steelers in 2020. 

On Tuesday, the Steelers came to terms with former Chargers fullback Derek Watt, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Watt is the younger brother of Texans pass rusher J.J. Watt and Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt, who is expected to land a new deal with the Steelers this offseason. The youngest Watt can officially sign with the Steelers when the league's new year opens at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. 

Like his brothers, Watt attended the University of Wisconsin, averaging 5.0 yards per carry during his senior season. He also spent three seasons in Madison blocking for Melvin Gordon, who later became his teammate with the Chargers.

A sixth round pick in the 2016 draft, Watt helped Gordon become one of the NFL's best running backs during their four seasons together with the Chargers. After rushing for just 641 yards as a rookie (the season before Watt joined the Chargers), Gordon averaged nearly 1,000 rushing yards per season from 2016-17. Gordon also saw his yards per carry average climb from 3.5 to 4.1 yards with Watt as his teammate.

Read more: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/derek...er-report/


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03-18-2020, 08:20 AM

Good move, will immediately help the run game. I think he plays special teams as well. I like the move.


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