The door is not closed on Antonio Brown playing Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver sustained a minor knee injury in his team’s NFL divisional round win over the New Orleans Saints. The MRI came back clean, so it sounds as though it is just a matter of pain management.
Nevertheless, updates on Brown have become a daily request from Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. And on Thursday, Arians explained why he’s comfortable if Brown doesn’t practice at all this week.
Of course, it would be tough for anyone to have sympathy for Tom Brady and the Bucs if Brown is, indeed, out. Tampa has an embarrassment of riches in the passing offense even without Brown, including Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson and Cameron Brate.
If they can’t make things work with that group, then they don’t deserve to be in the Super Bowl.