Antonio Brown Week 13: Is Antonio Brown Playing on Sunday? (Updated)

Larry Rupp
Antonio Brown injury news on whether he is playing this week.
Antonio Brown injury news on whether he is playing this week. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Wide receiver Antonio Brown has missed each of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' last five games as he continues to work his way back from an ankle injury. While his return is expected to be close, his status for Week 13 remains up in the air and may come down to his participation in practice.

Quarterback Tom Brady has been missing one of his go-to targets, but the roster depth built by the front office has filled in the gap so far. Tampa Bay fans are patiently waiting for this offense to get back to full strength in time for the final stretch of the season, though.

Antonio Brown Injury Update

Despite Bruce Arians being "hopeful" that Brown would return this week, he has still not returned to practice as of Wednesday.

Is Antonio Brown Going To Play This Week?

Brown will have to make it through practice if he's going to play on Sunday, and as of Wednesday that has not happened yet. Brown is starting to look like a long-shot for a Week 13 return.

Brown has become an integral part of this offense, racking up 418 yards and 4 touchdowns on 29 receptions across 5 games played this season.

When is Antonio Brown Coming Back?

Brown's original return timetable suggested he would be back after the Buccaneers' bye week, but he has already been out much longer than that.

There is no current timetable for his return.

Antonio Brown Buccaneers Week 13

The Buccaneers will look to win their third consecutive game when they travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13 NFL action.

Tampa Bay is slated as a 10.5-point road favorites in that matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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