The Steelers have ruled Antonio Brown out of Sunday’s Divisional Round game against the Broncos.
Bob Holtzman of ESPN reported earlier this week that it’s “not looking good” for Brown to play in Sunday’s game after he sustained a concussion this past weekend.
Brown took a hard hit over the middle from Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict towards the end of Saturday’s win over Cincinnati. Burfict was suspended the first three games of the next season for the illegal hit on Brown.
Brown, 27, is in the fourth year of his six-year, $43.04 million contract that included an $8.5 million signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $6 million this season and another $8.25 million in 2016.
In 2015, Brown appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and caught 136 passes for 1,834 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.
Pro Football Focus rated Brown as the No. 1 overall wide receiver from this season, so his presence will surely be missed this week.