Mike Tomlin expects Antonio Brown to play vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is set to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Mike Tomlin said.
Here, Tomlin celebrates his touchdown with his teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin expects Antonio Brown to take the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
The star receiver was not at practice Friday – typically a sign of a Steeler’s eventual absence from the game day lineup under Tomlin – but Tomlin explained that Brown was sent home with an illness.
“I didn’t want him to get any of the guys that weren’t sick sick. We’ll bring him back in the building tomorrow and continue on with his game readiness but I really don’t have a lot of reservations from a physical health standpoint,” Tomlin said. “We do need to get him well from an illness standpoint.
“Other than that it’s been a good week’s work.”
Steelers injury report:
Antonio Brown (questionable, calf/illness)
No one else has a status, which is good for them.
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Brown returned to practice on Monday after suffering a calf injury against the New England Patriots in Week 15.
Joe Haden said Monday that Brown told him he would be ready to face the Jaguars.
Stephon Tuitt (right elbow), B.J. Finney and Artie Burns (right knee hyperextension) all practiced fully on Friday, Tomlin said.
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