Looks like Brown will be missing even more games.
It was a wild few days for the Pittsburgh Steelers last week when Antonio Brown sat out in the final game of the season and started to act as though he wanted to be traded from the team. Brown, who is a top receiver on the Steelers, was slated to appear in the Pro Bowl, however, he will no longer be participating and will instead be replaced by his teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster.
According to ESPN, the news comes after a release from the Steelers which says Brown is injured and that is the reason for why he won't be able to participate. In his second season in the league, Smith-Schuster registered 111 receptions, 1,426 yards, and seven touchdowns, according to Pro-Football-Reference.
Brown led all receivers in the NFL this season with 15 touchdowns. He also picked up 104 receptions and 1,297 yards.
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Since the incident last week, Brown has yet to make any real public comments, but his agent Drew Rosenhaus talked to WSVN-Miami saying: "Whatever happens this offseason, we'll make the best of it. I don't have any particular comment on what the Steelers may or may not do. Antonio has had a Hall of Fame career there and we'll be ready for whatever happens next."
The Pro Bowl will take place on January 27th in Orlando, Florida.