Steelers' T.J. Watt agrees to four-year, $112M extension
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Steelers' T.J. Watt agrees to four-year, $112M extension

It turns out Pittsburgh Steelers 39-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had little to worry about regarding the future of star pass-rusher T.J. Watt, who is no longer heading into Sunday's regular-season opener at the Buffalo Bills on the final year of his contract. 

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Watt has agreed to a historic four-year extension that could be worth over $112 million total and that includes $80 million in fully-guaranteed money:  

Watt is a two-time First-Team All-Pro who led the NFL last season with 15 sacks and is unquestionably one of the best defensive players in the game today: 

Watt only returned to practice in a team setting on Wednesday after relegating himself to individual drills throughout his summer "hold-in," and NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala previously reported Watt's camp and the Steelers couldn't agree on the amount of guaranteed money attached to the extension. That's no longer an issue just in time for what could, on paper, be a top-tier showdown in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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