As reported this morning by NFL Network, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is officially “out” today for the game in Cleveland. This doesn’t come as a surprise though, most figured he was still at least 1 week away from returning to action.
Mike Tomlin originally listed Brown as “questionable” for this weeks’ game after Brown was showing positive signs in the recovery of his ankle injury.
Given the injuries to Brown and backup Jerricho Cotchery the team signed former Steeler Plaxico Burress this past week.
Mike Wallace also talking to the media; when asked about how the team might use Burress this Sunday, said that Plax is “a redzone beast”.
Given Plax’s 6’5″ 226 lb. frame and 63 career touchdowns, the Steelers would be wise to consider using #80 in any situation that requires a jump ball, at least.
The Browns will certainly be looking for this too but Plax isn’t the only redzone weapon that the Steelers have. Heath Miller, who was relatively quiet last Sunday against the Ravens, has 6 touchdown catches on the season, 1 shy of his career high.