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Steelers linebacker TJ Watt’s status for Week 13 after positive COVID-19 test

T.J. Watt, Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, leaving his status for Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens very much up in the air. However, he actually provided negative tests on Friday then also on Saturday, which means Watt will be available on Sunday.

The Steelers certainly need all the help they can get after losing three straight games. They’re currently 5-5-1 which puts them third in the AFC North. Watt meanwhile is in the midst of another impressive season. He’s second in the NFL with 12.5 sacks and continues to be one of the best defensive players around. Watt has played in just nine games though, also missing time due to injury.

This is obviously huge for Pittsburgh, especially against a quarterback like Lamar Jackson. Although he’s been struggling lately, Jackson is the ultimate dual-threat signal-caller who can hurt you in the air and on the ground. It will be Watt’s mission to slow him down in Week 13.

Needless to say, the Steelers are in desperate need of a victory as their playoff hopes continue to fade. They were embarrassed by the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12 in a 41-10 loss and will be hungry to respond with authority against Baltimore. Let’s hope Watt can do some damage.