PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt will be available when the defending AFC North champions open the season in Buffalo. The three-time Pro Bowler is entering the final year of his contract and negotiations on a possible extension are ongoing. Watt didn’t play during the preseason and did not participate in 11-on-11 drills during training camp. If Watt for some reason can't go, veteran Melvin Ingram will likely get the start against the Bills
Tomlin optimistic on Watt's status vs. Bills
Watt is in a contract dispute as the Steelers get ready to open against Buffalo.