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.
Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft