Steelers Waiting on Test Results on Antonio Brown’s Knee

Mike Tomlin addresses Brown's injury, kicker change

Josh Rowntree
December 28, 2018 - 1:47 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown prior to kickoff against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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The Steelers may be without Antonio Brown Sunday in a must-win game against Cincinnati. 

According to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, Brown is dealing with a knee injury. He has missed all three practices this week.

“Coming out of the game, (Brown) experienced some knee discomfort. I gave him a veteran day on Wednesday, like I give a lot of vet days to guys. He got in here yesterday, didn’t feel comfortable enough to do it. 

“We sent him for tests today. We’ll get the results of those tests and have more information. Obviously he’s a veteran player, so if he gets better, not a lot of physical repetitions are needed to perform.”

Normally, if a player does not practice for an entire week, the chances of them playing are slim. But Brown is the caliber of play, as Tomlin mentioned, that could potentially play without practicing. 

This year, Brown has caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns, the most scores of his career. 

A year ago, Brown missed the final two games of the regular season after being injured against the Patriots. He also was held out of Pittsburgh’s regular season finale two years ago.

Pittsburgh must beat Cincinnati and have the Brown beat the Ravens to make the playoffs as the winner of the AFC North. The Steelers could make the playoffs with a win and a tie between Tennessee and Indianapolis Sunday night. 

Listen below to all of what Mike Tomlin had to say, including his comments on the placing of kicker Chris Boswell on injured reserve and the signing of kicker Matt McCrane.