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Cotchery finally gets his shot

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called Antonio Brown‘s injury a “mild high ankle sprain.”

That mild ankle sprain will keep him out of Monday’s game, and will likely keep him out of a couple more, according to a report by ProFootballTalk.

Knowing who ProFootballTalk’s “source with knowledge of the situation” is, take it to the bank that Brown will be out more than just the Chiefs game.

Brown was conspicuous with his absence in the Steelers locker room this past week. Usually always around, I didn’t see him once. Who knows what that meant, but it was surely unusual.

While a big loss, Brown will be able to be replaced over the short term.

Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders will continue to get most of the reps, but this is where a veteran like Jerricho Cotchery is valuable.

Cotchery could see a lot more playing time if he would’ve signed elsewhere during the offseason, but, as he told me the other day, “I choose to come back here knowing the situation.”

I have always felt that Cotchery is as talented as any receiver the Steelers have. Now, apparently, he’s going to have to prove that over the next couple games.

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Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly covers the Pittburgh Steelers for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 250 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as three Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa and XLV in Dallas. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer, and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

 
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