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Antonio Brown won’t play, opening door for Plaxico

Plaxico Burress AP

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown returned to practice after missing two games with a sprained ankle this week.  But he won’t be returning to game action just yet.

Per a league source, Brown will not play on Sunday against the Browns.

Brown practiced all week on a limited basis, and he made the trip to Cleveland.  Coupled with the fact that receiver Jerricho Cotchery already has been scratched, the Steelers are down to four healthy receivers:  Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, Plaxico Burress, and David Gilreath.

For Burress, it’s his first game back with the Steelers since leaving the franchise as a free agent in 2005.  And he could make an immediate impact.

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17 Responses to “Antonio Brown won’t play, opening door for Plaxico”
  1. crs334 says: Nov 25, 2012 8:50 AM

    Or he could shoot himself in the foot *zing*

  2. steelerfan999 says: Nov 25, 2012 8:51 AM

    HIS NEW NUMBER IS 95-879432514

  3. cereal blogger says: Nov 25, 2012 8:51 AM

    LOL,,,Brownies get a W today

  4. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 25, 2012 8:56 AM

    Memo to Steelers: play for the 5th/6th seed and shoot for optimal health entering the tournament. As with Ben and other banged up Steelers – do NOT rush them back where they hit the field with an exaggerated susceptibility to re-injury/aggravation issues.

  5. greglloydrules says: Nov 25, 2012 9:13 AM

    Burress is gonna score. They’re gonna attack the Browns in the air today. I don’t blame the Browns fans for talking smack, they need something to look forward to. Steelers win easier than most of you think. 26-12 final.

  6. bettis3636 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:18 AM

    These comments are REDIC!! Burress is a huge upgrade and im PUMPED to see him back in the Black N Gold!!

  7. ravenator says: Nov 25, 2012 9:24 AM

    Steelers are a joke. So are their fans. Didnt know a 6-4 record was something to be proud of.

  8. jackblackshairyback says: Nov 25, 2012 9:31 AM

    Browns will stay true to form and find a new, ingenious way to lose.

  9. jamomma says: Nov 25, 2012 9:37 AM

    Charlie Batch to Plaxico? Not good!

    Stillers fall to 6-5 today.

  10. icehotfreeze66 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:39 AM

    The Steelers need to take time to get healthy, play hard and weather the storm. Pittsburgh will be in the hunt and a healthy #7 and #43 are important to their success. Hopefully Plax is grown up now and man’s up!

  11. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Nov 25, 2012 9:54 AM

    Plaxico get 2 td’s today. Wait and see and remember who said it fool.

  12. Stiller43 says: Nov 25, 2012 10:54 AM

    Browns still have to face the steelers D, which held the mighty ravens to 3 points that were unaided by special teams or by wallaces fumble.

    16-10 STEELERS

  13. navyeoddavee9 says: Nov 25, 2012 11:00 AM

    ravenator : steelers win today; ravens lose; it’s about getting in the playoffs, not regular season, giants 9-7 last year. but be proud of your one superbowl, it’s the only one ravens will ever have in the trophy case!

  14. yojoemama says: Nov 25, 2012 11:16 AM

    As long as he doesn’t spike the football before the whistle, I’m happy to see him play.

  15. 1franchise says: Nov 25, 2012 11:19 AM

    I have to go #2, time to take the browns to the Super BOWL! Only one they’ll ever make it too!

  16. bensstinkyfingers says: Nov 25, 2012 11:20 AM

    THe stillers could have calvin johnson, larry fitzgerald, jerry rice on the roster, with batch a QB. it wont matter. THe browns have a healthy D-line, and will have a sack party with pitts porous O line. Look for good luck Charlie being knocked oout of the game in first half. Hopefully they have Kordell Stewart on speed dial. Weeden throws for 320 2 td’s T RIch 130 yds 2 tds + Browns win 31 -17

  17. 1franchise says: Nov 25, 2012 3:41 PM

    The Browns are Cleveland’s Pirates, Browns fans need to pick a new team.

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