During his weekly press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that Pittsburgh will be without T.J. Watt in the Wildcard round vs. the Buffalo Bills. Watt suffered a sprained MCL against the Baltimore Ravens in the finale of the regular season.
Tomlin also noted that the team is “optimistic” about Minkah Fitzpatrick and his chances of playing against the Bills on Sunday, and that they will monitor him throughout the week.
Tomlin added that linebacker Elandon Roberts will be limited early in the week as he continues to fight through a pectoral injury. Roberts played in the final game of the season against Baltimore while wearing a shoulder harness.
The Steelers will get safety Damontae Kazee back from suspension, and Tomlin said that the Steelers will evaluate him from a “conditioning” perspective to see where he is at after missing the last three games of the regular season.
The Steelers will face the Bills on Sunday at 1:00 EST in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. Going against Josh Allen and the dynamic Buffalo offense, they’ll need all the help they can get defensively.