Steelers WR expected to play Sunday despite illness


But will an illness keep Brown off the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars?

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown officially ended the week listed as questionable on the team's Friday injury report after failing to practice earlier in the day because he was sent home sick.

Tomin seemed to dispel that possibility Friday, especially when he added Brown "looked really good" physically during practice this week. "We do need to get him well from an illness standpoint".

Brown returned to practice on Monday after suffering a calf injury against the New England Patriots in Week 15.

Brown was a full participant in Saturday's walkthrough, and the team has been clear in stating all week that he is expected to play. They completely shut down the Steelers' run game and when they turned to the passing game, the Jaguars harassed Ben Roethlisberger and forced mistakes.

Brown set an National Football League record with 100-plus receptions in five consecutive seasons, including 101 this season. He has shown he can be a game-changer in first campaign hauling in 58 catches for 917 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.