The Pittsburgh Steelers have been without star wide receiver Antonio Brown since he injured his lower leg in the first half against the New England Patriots in Week 15. Mike Tomlin, as usual, refused to put a timeline on when Brown might return to the lineup.
Brown missed the Week-16 game vs. the Texans, and at his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Tomlin ruled Brown out for the Week-17 game against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
This shouldn’t shock anyone, considering the game is only meaningful if the Patriots lose to the Jets. But Tomlin didn’t provide an update on Brown, considering the team is working on a short week after playing on Monday night.
He did mention the team could release an update on Brown’s status later in the week.
Other than Brown, Tomlin did mention the team left the Week-16 game vs. Houston rather unscathed. The great news was no news for previously injured players like Vance McDonald and Joe Haden. With any luck, the Steelers could also have Coty Sensabaugh and Ramon Foster available for Week 17, both of whom missed the Texans game.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the team’s injury situation heading into Week 17, and beyond.