The Pittsburgh Steelers released TE Ladarius Green Thursday, and while the collective fan base had strong opinions on the move, what went under the radar was the player they signed to fill Green’s spot on the 90-man offseason roster.
None other than running back Terrell Watson.
Now, some of you will probably just shrug and say it is just another camp body, but the position he plays, and his experience, might tell a different story.
Watson spent his rookie season on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, after he was signed as an undrafted free agent. He became a journeyman in 2016 after he spent part of the 2016 season on the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles practice squads. He was placed on the Eagles’ 53-man roster for the final week of the 2016 regular season.
About the time I was ready to overlook the signing of Watson, I noticed this interesting bit of information provided by Ryan Scarpino, of the Steelers’ Public Relations team.
5,000 yards is 5,000 yards. I don’t care what level you level of football you are playing, there are still 11 bodies on the other side trying to bring you down every time you touch the football.
So, what are the odds Watson makes the team? He has a decent chance considering the team’s running back depth chart is anything but certain. If he could prove more versatile, and dynamic, than Fitzgerald Toussaint, he could certainly fill out the final name on the team’s depth chart, along with Le’Veon Bell, James Conner and Roosevelt Nix.
Check out some highlights of Watson’s time in college, as well as in the NFL.