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Steelers Place T.J. Watt on COVID-19 List

The Steelers placed star outside linebacker T.J. Watt on the COVID-19 list Monday. It's unclear whether Watt tested positive for the coronavirus or was placed on the list due to contact tracing. 

Watt returned to action Sunday against the Bengals after missing the previous game with knee and hip injuries. Pittsburgh lost the game 41–10 with Watt registering two tackles and one sack. The 27-year-old leads the team in sacks (12.5) and tackles for loss (13) in his nine appearances this season. 

Watt is coming off his best season yet after posting a career-high 15 sacks and 23 tackles for loss in 2020. He was named first-team All-Pro the last two seasons and was named to the last three Pro Bowls. If Watt is vaccinated, he could possibly play this Sunday but would just need to test negative for two consecutive days. His vaccination status is unknown. 

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The Steelers (5–5–1) face the Ravens (8–3) in an AFC North showdown Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.

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