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Pittsburgh Steelers star T.J. Watt to ‘keep the door open’ for Sunday

Dec 21, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates with inside linebacker Avery Williamson (51) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 21, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates with inside linebacker Avery Williamson (51) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt ran around enough in Friday’s practice to not rule out playing Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Watt is dealing with a groin injury that pushed him out of last week’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

He was able to participate in portions of the practice Friday but injuries remain a critical storyline for the Steelers.

Watt said he would “keep the door open” to face the Bengals with 48 hours between practice and the Week 3 kickoff.

Cornerback Joe Haden (groin) is also hoping to play, but the Steelers are not expected to have leading receiver Diontae Johnson. Johnson has a team-high 14 receptions this season. He is dealing with a knee injury.

–Field Level Media