The free agent the Pittsburgh Steelers should have signed, how T.J. Watt’s became his own man and more
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt holds first press conference
This edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers news roundup is led by a story from PennLive’s Jacob Klinger about first-round pick T.J. Watt’s journey to becoming his own man.
J.J. and Derek recognized Watt as his own person before he did and before Watt could tell [Brad] Arnett in those words that that was the point of what he was still doing, trying to play football.
They were at a cookout on J.J.’s hometown property when the youngest of the brothers he had trained turned to him and made the purpose of his 2016 explicit.
“‘I’m going to use this year to — I want people to know who I am,'” Arnett recalled Watt saying. “‘I want to make my own name and create my own path.'”
Read that story and more in today’s Steelers news roundup.