For the second time in the past three weeks, the Bucs appear to have avoided major injury at the wide receiver position. Following an MRI on his knee, Antonio Brown’s injury suffered in the first half against the Saints on Sunday night is not a significant concern, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Brown caught just one pass for ten yards and dropped his other target on Sunday, a far cry from the significant impact we’ve seen him make in recent weeks. Brown had two catches for 49 yards and a touchdown against Washington in the Wild Card round, and finished the regular season with touchdowns in three straight games, including an 11-catch, 138-yard, 2-touchdown performance in Week 17 against Atlanta.

With Brown considered day-to-day, the Bucs will likely take it easy with him in practice this week, with the hope that the receiver will be ready to roll on Sunday afternoon. Brown has only faced the Packers twice in his career as a starter, but he has 16 catches for 274 yards and two touchdowns in those meetings, going over 100 yards receiving both times. The Bucs did not yet have Brown during their Week 6 victory over Green Bay, so if he’s healthy, it’ll be another important weapon in their arsenal for Sunday.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is'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
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2 months ago

Packers don’t have DBs to cover all the Bucs receivers. Jaire Alexander is good, but the Bucs can gouge you at every level now that the RBs are actually catching their passes.

2 months ago

“did not suffer a serious injury….” but an injury none the less. So what kind of injury was it and what was the extend of not serious? Horrible journalism. He is the Green Bay packer killer, in my book only of course.