Report: Antonio Brown & DeAngelo Williams' Availability For Divisional Round Playoff 'Not Looking Good'

A recent report casts doubt on Antonio Brown's availability for the Steelers Divsional Round bout with the Broncos.

Over the last couple of days, we've heard confilcting reports regarding Antonio Brown's availability for the Pittsburgh Steelers' Divisional Round playoff match in Denver this week. 

The most recent news, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, is that it's not looking good for Brown. 

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/686707114073550848

Brown suffered a concussion on Ben Roethlisberger's last throw of the game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals last Saturday. Brown's head was viciously contacted by the shoulder of Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict.

https://twitter.com/NFL_Stats/status/686050369546383360

Burfict has been suspended for the first three games of the 2016 NFL regular season for his dirty, unsportsman-like conduct vs. Pittsburgh. As for Brown, he must pass through concussion protocol in order to be cleared for this week's coming game. 

It all depends on the severity of the concussion and Brown's progress through the protocol process. From the sounds of it, Brown is likley still feeling the effects of his concussion. 

As for running back DeAngelo Williams, who missed the Wildcard Round with a foot injury, NFL Newtork's Ian Rapoport doesn't sound optimistic that he'll be ready for the game in Denver. 

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/686679350901538816

We'll update you with any new information as it comes out. As of this moment, all indications are that Ben Roethlisberger will play on Sunday at Sport Authority Field at Mile High. 

Jim Wexell, Scout's Publisher of Steel City Insider, provided us with some Mike Tomlin quotes regarding the health of these three players. 

Regarding Big Ben, Tomlin said, "He [Ben] has a chance." The team plans to increase Ben's activity and practice participation as the week goes on. 

Regarding Antonio Brown, Tomlin said that Brown is in concussion protocol and thus, "I don't have anything."

Regarding DeAngelo Williams, Tomlin said, "He's on the outside looking in....I'll leave the door ajar for him."

Tomlin sounds the most opitimistic of Big Ben's chances of the three. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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