Pittsburgh Steelers star wideout Antonio Brown making progress toward return for playoffs

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (TNS)
  • Steelers wideout Antonio Brown is progressing toward a playoff return.
  • Brown missed the final two games of the regular season with a calf injury.
  • The Steelers will next play in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday, Jan. 14.

After missing two games with a lower leg contusion, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is making "progress" in his potential return for the team's divisional-round playoff game Jan. 14.

Star wideout Antonio Brown is progressing toward a playoff return for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown is recovering from a calf injury. AP FILE PHOTO

Coach Mike Tomlin provided an update on Brown on Tuesday at his weekly press conference.

"His progress is going well, his rehab," Tomlin said. "If we were to play a game this week, you could characterize him as questionable."

The previous two weeks, Tomlin was quick to rule out Brown in games against Houston and Cleveland.

Brown posted a video on his social media accounts Monday showing him running on an anti-gravity treadmill. Brown injured his calf in the first half of the Steelers' game Dec. 18 against the New England Patriots.

Brown led the NFL with 1,533 receiving yards despite missing the final two games of the regular season.

Steelers grant Munchak permission to interview with Cardinals: Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that the Steelers have granted permission for offensive line coach Mike Munchak to interview for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job.

The Cardinals sought permission from the Steelers on Monday night, hours after head coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement after five seasons in the desert. Arians is a former Steelers assistant coach and a York High graduate.

With the Steelers on a bye this week, the Cardinals are free to interview Munchak, who has spent the past four seasons coaching the Steelers offensive line.

“A lot of things get done this time of the year, that's one of them,” Tomlin said. “That's for the fruit of the labor. We are not going to be resistant to that. We will be supportive of that.”

Munchak, 57, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, was 22-26 in three seasons at head coach of the Tennessee Titans.