Steelers hope Antonio Brown returns to practice after preseason opener

AP

Several Steelers starters will be sitting out Thursday’s preseason game against the Eagles, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, linebacker T.J. Watt and wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Brown has been out of practice for the last week while dealing with a quadriceps injury and head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that the team hopes he’ll be back at practice shortly after the first exhibition game of the summer. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Justin Hunter, Darrius Heyward-Bey and rookie James Washington are among the other wideouts that could see time for the Steelers.

Watt has been bothered by a hamstring injury and Tomlin said linebacker Bud Dupree, who has been out after a concussion, will also miss the game.

Roethlisberger’s absence is a coaching decision. Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph are all expected to play.

8 responses to “Steelers hope Antonio Brown returns to practice after preseason opener

  1. Depth. Steelers don’t have any. Across all weaponry, they’ve basically 3 great guys (Brown, Bell, Ju-ju) and a few 4th-stringers. That’d still be ok if they were built like Steelers of old with a tough D, but they aren’t so, as in recent years, any one of those 3 injured and it’s goodbye to the AFCCG.

  2. In the 2017 season opener against the Browns it took a blocked punt touchdown for the Steelers to win 21-18. Is there any chance Big Ben and the offense can score more than 14 points in the 2018 opener? The excuses are already piling up.

  3. reetyson says:
    August 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm
    Depth. Steelers don’t have any. Across all weaponry, they’ve basically 3 great guys (Brown, Bell, Ju-ju) and a few 4th-stringers. That’d still be ok if they were built like Steelers of old with a tough D, but they aren’t so, as in recent years, any one of those 3 injured and it’s goodbye to the AFCCG.
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    All true, except for one of the best offensive lines in The NFL right now and a Future HOF QB. Oh, yes, and promising young talent on defense… and a Clutch FG kicker. You’re absolutely right they suck!!! I don’t know how they possible have gone over a decade without a losing season.

  4. citizenstrange says:
    August 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm
    In the 2017 season opener against the Browns it took a blocked punt touchdown for the Steelers to win 21-18. Is there any chance Big Ben and the offense can score more than 14 points in the 2018 opener? The excuses are already piling up.
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    Yeah, the best they could do was a paltry 13-3 record last year. They suck!!!

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