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Boswell Placed on IR, Brown Questionable for Sunday’s Matchup Against Bengals

Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown may have to sit and watch Sunday as the Steelers season is on the line at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The wide out is listed as questionable (50-50 to -lay), as he has missed all three practices this week with a knee injury, and coach Mike Tomlin said the team sent Brown for further evaluation on Friday.

Tomlin said Brown’s knee issues started after the Steelers road loss last Sunday at New Orleans. He caught 14 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns in that game.

“I gave him a (veteran’s day off) Wednesday like I give to a lot of guys,” Tomlin said.

”(He) got in here (Thursday) and didn’t feel comfortable enough to do it. We sent him for tests (Friday). We’ll get the results of those tests and have more information.”

While Tomlin did not rule Brown out for Sunday, one player who will not get a helmet is kicker Chris Boswell, as Friday he was placed on injured reserve, ending an awful season for the veteran kicker.

Matt McCrane was inked by the team to take the place of Boswell.

The team didn’t say exactly what the injury to Boswell was, ESPN reports it’s a “lower-body injury.” He didn’t appear on the injury report for the game against Cincinnati.

Boswell’s season has been a disaster from the beginning, as he missed what would have a been a game-winning field goal against the Browns in overtime in the opener, and it hasn’t been much better since.

He made just 13 of 20 field goal attempts and 43 of 48 extra point attempts this season.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Robert Downing Sr

    December 29, 2018 at 6:07 am

    The first thing I would do is FIRE butler he hasn’t done anything with a talented defense I wouldn’t let him coach pee wee team we need a defensive coordinator that is scamatic

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