Roethlisberger on T.J. Watt’s contract status: Pay the man

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt has an ally in his contract negotiation in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger says Watt “should get whatever he wants” as he tries to lock down a new deal with the team before the season opener at Buffalo.

Watt has been a fixture at the team facility since training camp opened in July but did not play in the preseason and has not participated in any contact 11-on-11 drills at any point.