Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has sat out consecutive days of practice, and the Steelers have officially ruled him as questionable for Monday Night Football at the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown has not missed a regular season practice over the past five seasons. This is absolutely something to monitor. He will likely be a game time decision.
Antonio Brown questionable: Pittsburgh Steelers Week 12 Injury Report
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The rest of the injury report did not read to well for the Steelers, either. Vance McDonald was ruled out for the third consecutive week. The Steelers run game will continue to be hindered by his absence.
Mike Mitchell practiced early into the week, but has not suited up since Thursday. He is officially doubtful. Mitchell returned from injury to take on the Packers after missing the week before against the Tennessee Titans. Without him, Robert Golden will take snaps at safety, which is a decent sized drop off.
However, the team did get some good news as JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Ryan Shazier returned fully to practice on Saturday. Shazier said he is good to go and will play. As for Smith-Schuster, this now marks consecutive days for him practicing as well. After missing last week’s game against the Green Bay Packers with a hamstring injury, it seems as though he is good to go. Adding him back into the lineup with the questionable health of Antonio Brown is a huge plus for the team and makes the loss much easier to navigate.
James Harrison returned to practice as well, but his game status, as always is questionable. Even when he is healthy he has been inactive, so expecting anything out of Harrison is unlikely.
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The projected inactive list on Sunday should look something like