Brown questionable for Steelers matchup Sunday


The Jaguars will need to make game-time decisions on two players prior to Sunday's matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The star receiver was not at practice Friday - typically a sign of a Steeler's eventual absence from the game day lineup under Tomlin - but Tomlin explained that Brown was sent home with an illness.

Brown was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, which bodes well for his chances at playing. It would be a surprise if Brown misses Sunday's playoff game against the Jaguars. We don't have a lot of reservations about him from a physical health standpoint.

The rest of the 53-man roster, including linebackers Paul Posluszny (abdominal) and Telvin Smith (ankle), was left off the injury report.

Brown suffered the calf injury early in the December 17 loss to New England and missed the two subsequent games.

Brown led the National Football League with 1,533 receiving yards despite playing in only 14 games and ranked fourth in the National Football League with nine receiving touchdowns in 2017. Brown, however, was expected to be back at the team's practice facility on Saturday, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, and it appears that has happened.