Antonio Brown damage replace: Buccaneers WR out for Week 3 matchup vs. Rams

Tom Brady can be with out one in all his high targets Sunday as he and the Buccaneers look to stay undefeated after they face the Rams on the highway.

Large receiver Antonio Brown did not make the journey to Los Angeles after testing optimistic for COVID-19 through the week.

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Brown first examined optimistic Wednesday. His potential to play this weekend hinged on recording two unfavorable assessments 24 hours aside. That did not occur, so he’ll miss Sunday’s recreation.

Brown, 33, has develop into a stable secondary receiving possibility in Tampa behind Chris Godwin and Mike Evans since becoming a member of the group final October. He performed in each of the group’s first two video games (one begin) this season and had six catches for 138 yards and a landing. He totaled 483 yards and 4 touchdowns in eight video games final 12 months with Tampa Bay.

He signed with the Bucs every week earlier than he was reinstated from an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL’s private conduct coverage.  

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SN’s Fantasy Supply group tasks that tight finish Cameron Brate or extensive receivers Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller will almost certainly be the “subsequent man up” in Brown’s absence.

Brate has one catch for 8 yards by way of the primary two video games. Johnson has one reception for five yards. Miller, Tampa Bay’s No. 3 receiver final 12 months, has no catches or targets in 2021 and has performed simply 20 snaps complete, in keeping with Professional Soccer Reference.

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Brown made his mark in Pittsburgh as one of many league’s high receivers, garnering seven Professional Bowl and 4 All-Professional nods with the Steelers. He led the NFL in receiving yards twice.

Tampa Bay (2-0) enters Sunday main the NFL with 79 factors. A win over the Rams would transfer it right into a first-place tie with the 3-0 Panthers within the NFC South.

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