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Report: Steelers to Sign Intriguing OLB David Anenih To 53-Man Roster; Plan to Place T.J. Watt On IR

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Report: Steelers to Sign Intriguing OLB David Anenih To 53-Man Roster; Plan to Place T.J. Watt On IR

The Pittsburgh Steelers received great news when they found out reigning 2021 AP Defensive Player of the Year, T.J. Watt did not fully tear his pectoral muscle and that he could return to action in about six weeks. The organization went out and signed Ryan Anderson, who previously played for the Washington Commanders back in 2020, to the practice squad on Tuesday, but that isn’t the only move to be made after Watt’s injury.

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PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 28: T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Detroit Lions at Acrisure Stadium on August 28, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

According to ESPN analyst, Field Yates, the organization has made another addition at the position and plan to sign David Anenih off of the Tennessee Titans practice squad to the 53-man roster. This means Watt will likely head to IR and be out a minimum of four games.


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Anenih has yet to play in an NFL regular season game after joining the Titans as an undrafted free agent. In the preseason, he had three sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass deflections for Tennessee.

The Steelers must really like Anenih as the likely candidate to join the 53-man roster was Delontae Scott. Anenih played 43 total games at the University of Houston and 98 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks to go along with four forced fumbles in his college career.

We most likely won’t see too much of him this weekend against the New England Patriots, but it is evident that the organization saw something they liked with Anenih and want him to help the group effort that will need to ensue to replace Watt’s production as best as they can.

 

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