Pittsburgh Steelers running back Terrell Watson may have been one of the true feel-good stories in the NFL in 2017, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to guarantee him job security for long.
The Steelers announced that they’d release him and signed former Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint back to the 53-man roster on Satuday.
Watson made the Steelers roster this season after bouncing between the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns in his first two seasons in the NFL, spending just one week on a 53-man roster with the Eagles in 2016. Even crazier, he was left on his adopted parents’ doorstep as a two-week-old and overcame learning disabilities as a child before starring at Division II Azusa Pacific.
To make an NFL roster at all given everything that he had going against him at various stages of his life is a truly remarkable story. However, the battle continues for Watson as he continues to search for a more permanent opportunity somewhere.
Watson will have to pass through waivers before being granted unrestricted free agency. So here’s to hoping that he lands a job — either through a claim or in free agency — with somebody soon and gets another shot to keep his remarkable journey alive.