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Steelers Injury Report: Antonio Brown given a rare day off

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back to work Wednesday, and they were missing one of their superstars, but not due to injury.

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If you just happened to glance at the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report leading up to their Week 13 game against the New York Giants, you might have had a heart attack seeing Antonio Brown’s name on the list.

If you haven’t seen the list yet, no need to start worrying, Brown isn’t injured. Instead, he was given a day off by Mike Tomlin. What might be the most interesting is how much Brown likes practicing, and how Tomlin likely had to force him to not practice.

Brown has had some bumps and bruises throughout the season, but nothing which found him on the injury report. Before any fans think the Steelers are pulling a New England Patriots with their injury report, Brown was seen telling teammates the “Lambo”, referring to himself, will be back on Thursday.

Other than Brown, it was a typical work day for the Steelers. DeAngelo Williams (knee) and Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) were both held out of practice and are not expected to return to the team this week.

The other injuries, Xavier Grimble (quadriceps) and Shamarko Thomas (groin) were both full participants in the first reported practice of the week. Javon Hargrave (hand), Ramon Foster (ankle) and Mike Mitchell (shoulder) were also all full participants to the point they were left off the injury report.

Compared the the Giants, the Steelers have a clean bill of health heading into Week 13. See both Pittsburgh and New York’s full injury reports below.


WR Antonio Brown (Not Injury Related)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (Foot)
RB DeAngelo Williams (Knee)

TE Xavier Grimble (Quadricep)
S Shamarko Thomas (Groin)

New York

S Nat Berhe (Concussion)
LB Mark Herzlick (Concussion)
DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (Knee)

WR Dwayne Harris (Wrist)
C Brett Jones (Calf)
T Marshall Newhouse (Knee)
G Justin Pugh (Knee)