Report: Antonio Brown Present For Steelers Saturday Walkthrough

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown officially ended the week listed as questionable on the team’s Friday injury report after failing to practice earlier in the day because he was sent home sick. Brown, however, was expected to be back at the team’s practice facility on Saturday, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, and it appears that has happened.

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Brown was present for the Steelers Saturday morning walkthrough. According to a couple of teammates, Brown looked fully healthy and ready to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

This report from Kinkhabwala comes on the heels of the Friday night report by Pro Football Talk which stated that Brown is expected to be a game-time decision on Sunday because his calf injury is still causing him issues.

Brown, who has been sidelined since Week 15 with a calf injury, was listed Wednesday and Thursday as a full practice participant on the injury report and there’s no reason to think that he won’t play on Sunday according to what Tomlin said about the wide receiver at the conclusion of the team’s Friday practice.

“Antonio [Brown] has looked really good, Tomlin said on Friday. “Today, I sent him 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 really, I don’t have a lot of reservations about him from a physical health standpoint. We do need to get him well from an illness standpoint.”

  • Chris

    Clearly wasn’t sick yesterday, calf issue. Not ideal.

  • SteelersDepot

    What job do you have with the team?

  • If it was a calf issue, he wouldn’t have been sent home, like he reportedly was, from multiple sources I might add.

  • DangZone

    PFT is dead to me, they are more interested in politics than football.

  • Chris92021

    They are just not that good at breaking stories. Florio made sure to kiss the correct rear ends at NBC to keep that gig.

  • CoachCot

    Lol

  • pittfan

    If the team is going to send secret messages between the lines, someone has to write them.,

  • Don

    If that were the case, I don’t think Tomlin would be representing it so positively: “I don’t have a lot of reservations.” When there are legitimate questions about whether someone can play, he usually is very non-commital: “We’ll see.” He doesn’t have anything to gain in overestimating the likelihood of AB playing on Sunday.

  • Conserv_58

    They bought his site and he was given the gig he’s got because he’s good comrade.

  • Conserv_58

    Your source if information?

  • John Phillips

    He’s just practicing to be part of the fake news media .

  • Michael Mosgrove

    pft= florio= dont bother reading.

  • heath miller

    hes he teams information director .. for the browns LMAO

  • Stairway7

    So which is it calf or flu?

  • capehouse

    @gerrydulac
    The issue w Antonio Brown playing or not against the Jaguars is not an illness; it’s his injured calf and how it responded to an interrupted week of practice
    9:12 PM – 13 Jan 2018

    @AdamSchefter
    An Antonio Brown update: Steelers WR likely to play today vs. Jaguars, but calf injury is still an issue, per sources:
    2:53 AM – 14 Jan 2018