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Mike Tomlin confirms Antonio Brown will be out this week vs Texans

As expected, the Steelers wide receiver will miss Week 16.

New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Antonio Brown won’t be playing in Week 16. No surprises here.

During Sunday’s game, Brown’s injury was reported as a partially torn calf muscle. Whatever it is, it clearly will be keeping him out in Week 16 as the Steelers face the Houston Texans, which sucks as I would have LOVED to have seen what Brown could have done against that defense.

If you’re looking for who to replace him with, look no further than his teammates Juju Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant, both of whom had big games Sunday against the Patriots. I would fully expect both of them to be able to put up big numbers against a Texans’ defense that just made Blake Bortles look like an elite quarterback and turned Jaydon Mickens into a household name (well, kind of).