Steelers Lose Derek Watt; Could Nix Come Back?

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By: Justin McGonigle


The Pittsburgh Steelers were hit with an injury to one of their Watt’s during Sunday’s Watt Bowl. Fullback Derek Watt suffered a grade two hamstring pull that could sideline him for several weeks.

That leaves the Steelers without a fullback and a key piece to their special teams puzzle. While the team could activate Ulysses Gilbert for his special teams appeal on Sunday, they still would be missing a fullback.

But the answer to the puzzle may be a familiar face. Roosevelt Nix was a cap casualty this past off-season but he’s currently looking for a job, and Pittsburgh could come calling again.

Nix recently posted this on his Twitter account prompting speculation that a team or specifically the Steelers could be bringing him back.

Time will tell what the Steelers will do, but they’ve been a team that’s rarely used the fullback position. This past Sunday was the first time we saw a lot of two back sets with a fullback leading the way. (BTW, it worked)


We should know soon if the Steelers plan to stay in house, if they’ll sign Nix, or may look to a different free agent.


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