If you’re looking for a definite prognosis on Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown’s status before Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Packers, be prepared to exercise patience. Head coach Bruce Arians said on Thursday that Brown will be a game-time decision this Sunday, but doesn’t necessarily need to practice during the week to play in the pivotal game.

“Antonio will be a game-time decision,” Arians said on Thursday. “But, no, he would not have to practice. He’s a veteran enough and he knows what he’s doing. So we’ll see what happens.”

Brown injured his knee in the first half against the New Orleans Saints, and an MRI on Monday revealed that the injury was not serious. Arians referred to the receiver as “day-to-day” on Wednesday, but apparently that prognosis has been extended to Sunday’s game already.

Brown finished the regular season with 45 catches for 483 yards and four touchdowns in eight games, then had one carry for 22 yards and two catches for 49 yards and a touchdown against Washington in the wild card game. Brown had just one catch for ten yards against the Saints before bowing out with an injury.

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2 months ago

I have to believe AB didn’t come back to the NFL to watch a conference championship game from the sidelines. He’ll play.

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2 months ago

have to agree

Reply to  ScottC543
2 months ago

U better believe he’ll play! And the Bucs can certainly use him this Sunday against the Pack. He’s another weapon that HAS to be accounted for wherever he lines up! AB wants to show out and have a sweet NFC Championship Game! It only increases his value for his next one year contract. Bucs have been practicing this week and just over the field they can see the SuperBowl signs going up in their own home stadium. That shit gives me chills dog!!!