Antonio Brown reportedly not close to 100 percent
There appears to be serious concerns about Antonio Brown’s status entering Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Brown will test his calf before the game to see whether he can play. And although he may be active, one source told Schefter Brown is not close to 100 percent.
Steelers’ WR Antion Brown will test his calf injury pregame Sunday to determine whether he can play. “He is not close to 100%,” said one source. “My guess is he will be active and give it a go.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2018
This report runs contrary to the info the Steelers seem to be putting out. Brown participated in the team’s Saturday walkthrough and reportedly appeared healthy. That information comes days after reports said the Steelers expected Brown to be back in full form against the Jags.
Brown has not played since the team’s Week 15 loss to the Patriots. He missed the next two regular season games and then got a week off thanks to Pittsburgh’s first-round playoff bye. He is recovering from a partially torn calf muscle.