Antonio Brown having tests on knee

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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown missed his second practice of the week on Thursday, but the stated reason for his absence was different than why he sat on Wednesday.

Brown was listed as out due to coach’s decision on Wednesday, which indicated he was taking a rest day before facing the Bengals on Sunday. Thursday’s listing was a knee issue and word was that he was dealing with soreness.

There were further developments on Friday and they weren’t positive. Brown remained out of practice and, per multiple reporters, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the wideout is undergoing tests on his knee.

Tomlin said that Brown has not been ruled out due to the lack of time on the practice field, but didn’t give an indication as to the likelihood that he could miss the game.

If he does, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Eli Rogers, James Washington and Ryan Switzer would lead the way at wideout against the Bengals. The Steelers need a win and a Ravens loss to advance to the postseason.

27 responses to “Antonio Brown having tests on knee

  1. The Steelers should be up 21-3 by the end of the first quarter and can play the 2nd and 3rd string the rest of the game.

  2. Well, they’ll have this as one excuse when they blow their lead in the 2nd half to an inferior opponent.

  3. voyager6 says:
    December 28, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    The Steelers should be up 21-3 by the end of the first quarter and can play the 2nd and 3rd string the rest of the game.
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    You made this exact same prediction for the Raider game.

  4. Anyone thinking the Steelers will cruise to an easy win apparently forgot about that Oakland game 3 weeks ago.

  5. .5×55 says:

    December 28, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Well, they’ll have this as one excuse when they blow their lead in the 2nd half to an inferior opponent.

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    Don’t forget the new kicker…

  6. jackedupboonie says:
    December 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Steelers are about to be battling Cincinnati for last place next 3 years.
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    Scary thought, but it might be the only way Tomlin gets shown the door.

  7. jman967 says:
    December 28, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    Rest him for the playoffs

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    The 2019 playoffs? The Steelers are playing their last game of the season on Sunday

  8. Ravens win Sunday and all these comments mean nothing. Your out. See you next year as the Ravens stick it to the browns.

  9. The Ravens already lost once to the Browns. A pathetic 12-9 loss and somehow they are confident going against a better Browns team.
    AB will be healthy for the playoffs and the Ravens will be sitting out for the 5th time in the past 6 seasons – yet somehow Tomlin is the inferior coach.
    What a joke.

  10. No offense to Bengals’ fans, but I’m glad the Steelers are playing the Bengals instead of the Browns. The Browns are playing very good football, and have a good chance of beating the Ravens. However, the Steelers have a penchant for losing to teams that they should beat. So I could totally see a scenario where the Browns win, and the Steelers lose in the last seconds.
    LOL That said, the Steelers put themselves in this predicament, they blew too many games that they they should have won. As Capt. Aviator likes to say, “The standard is the standard.” Unfortunately, for many Steelers’ fans, that’s exactly what we fear.

  11. The Ravens already lost once to the Browns. A pathetic 12-9 loss and somehow they are confident going against a better Browns team.
    AB will be healthy for the playoffs and the Ravens will be sitting out for the 5th time in the past 6 seasons – yet somehow Tomlin is the inferior coach.
    What a joke.

    Yes, Tomlin is the “inferior” coach…of the entire AFC North Division!!!
    GREAT fake punt call last week coach!

  12. AB is showing his displeasure with the current playoff situation and JuJu Shuster getting team MVP. He’s going to show everyone who the real MVP is. Stay tuned for his locker room rant on Faceborg Live after the loss to the Bengali’s, which will be compounded by the Ravens also losing to the Browns, making it just that much more painful.

  13. “micktanner says:
    December 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm
    The Ravens already lost once to the Browns. A pathetic 12-9 loss and somehow they are confident going against a better Browns team.
    AB will be healthy for the playoffs and the Ravens will be sitting out for the 5th time in the past 6 seasons – yet somehow Tomlin is the inferior coach.
    What a joke.

    Yes, Tomlin is the “inferior” coach…of the entire AFC North Division!!!
    GREAT fake punt call last week coach!”

    Tomlin has won the AFCN division as many times as all the other AFCN coaches combined. Apparently you’re a little shaky on the whole definition of inferior.

  14. It would be funny if the Steelers missed the playoffs and Bell ended up signing with the Browns.

  15. You know you’re desperate when you try that tired old “let’s make them think he’s injured” trick. The wheels came off this sad, slow team back in Oakland. Better fly back there and retrieve them.

  16. Anything is possible. I can see the Ravens losing to the Browns. Right now Mayfield is in a row and I don’t think he will be slowing down this weekend. Go STEELERS!

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