Steelers benched Brown in season finale

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"Tomlin said after Friday's practice that Brown was having his knee tested because his All-Pro receiver "didn't feel comfortable enough to".

Well, that doesn't appear to be quite right.

"The disagreement occurred Wednesday morning during a routine walk-through practice that precedes their regular afternoon practice on the South Side". Sources said the knee wasn't an issue at all and that Brown never received tests.

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But with Sunday's win over the Browns, the Ravens finalized their final two regular-season opponents.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Brown will work out before the game and will need to improve to have a shot to play.

As sports business reporter Darren Rovell pointed out, some Steelers fans were spotted walking into Heinz Field with Antonio Brown jerseys that were altered to show support for the AFC North rival Browns. "Is the level of discipline and accountability where this team needs it to be?" If that's good enough for the Steelers, then they can remove what is written on the wall outside their locker room at Heinz Field. The Steelers have plenty of talent, but with so much tension, one has to think this may be signaling a major issue that will stagnate the franchise unless something is done.

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