Steelers WR Brown is ‘full go’ for opener

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been bothered by hip and groin injuries during the preseason.Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Tomlin says WR Antonio Brown will be a “full go” for season opener vs Browns.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that star wide receiver Antonio Brown will be a full go this weekend when the team opens its season on the road against the Cleveland Browns.

Tomlin said that Brown would be able to play without limitations from a nagging groin/hip injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Brown was injured during training camp, with the Steelers limiting his participation in practice and preseason altogether.

While Browns Week 1 status is not in doubt, Pittsburghs star running back, LeVeon Bell, has yet to sign his $14.5 million franchise tag with the team as of Tuesday afternoon. Bell could lose up to $855,000 per game if he remains absent.

Brown torched Cleveland in last seasons opener, reeling in all 11 targets for 182 yards in the Steelers 21-18 victory on Sept. 10.

Signed to a four-year, $68 million contract extension in February 2017, Brown had 101 receptions for an NFL-best 1,533 yards last season despite missing two games with a calf injury. The 30-year-old Brown also had nine touchdown catches.

It was the fifth consecutive 100-catch season for Brown, who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Year and received Pro Bowl honors for the sixth time in his career.

Browns 733 career receptions for 9,910 yards are more than any other wideout since he entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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