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Antonio Brown joins Sean Davis, Vince Williams as Steelers who miss practice

Chris Adamski
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) carries ahead of New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

It’s not atypical these days for veteran receiver Antonio Brown to miss a practice. It raises eyebrows, though, when the All Pro Pittsburgh Steelers receiver misses consecutive practices.

According to the team’s official injury report, Brown did not participate Thursday. Unlike his absence Wednesday, which was classified as “coaches decision,” Thursday’s injury added “knee” under the category of injury. Brown is one of a handful of veterans who usually sit out either the Wednesday or Thursday weekly practice.

Brown has missed only two regular-season games because of injury over the past six years. He had the best statistical game of his season during Sunday’s loss at New Orleans (14 catches, 185 yards, two touchdowns).

Coach Mike Tomlin did not disclose an injury to Brown either after Sunday’s game nor during his weekly news conference Tuesday.

The Steelers have a must-win regular-season finale Sunday at Heinz Field if they have a chance of qualifying for the postseason.

The Steelers perhaps will be without two other starters for the game against the Cincinnati Bengals: safety Sean Davis (quad) and linebacker Vince Williams (toe) sat out practice for the second consecutive day.

Running back James Conner, though, practiced for the second day in a row. He is hoping to play for the first time in four weeks since suffering an ankle injury.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at cadamski@tribweb.com or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

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