Packers: Bucs could be without Antonio Brown in NFC title game

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The Green Bay Packers‘ secondary will have a tough task ahead of them in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game given the number of talented receivers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have.

The Bucs could be without one of their top pass catchers, however, as Antonio Brown is yet to practice this week due to a knee injury. According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Brown will be a game-time decision on Sunday.

We can likely expect Brown to be listed as questionable on the final injury report ahead of the NFC title game, which will be released on Friday.

Brown signed with the Buccaneers in October and featured in eight regular season games. While he’s behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin on the depth chart, Brown still showed he can be an excellent target for Tom Brady, bringing in 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns.

Both Evans and Godwin remained limited at practice on Thursday.

The injury report looked much the same for the Packers today as Wednesday. The only changes saw Will Redmond go from full practice on Wednesday to limited, and Marcedes Lewis move from limited to no practice. However, that’s been the routine for Lewis for a while now so it’s likely not a recent to worry.

What is unclear is whether Tramon Williams will have a role to play in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers announced on Thursday that they’ve signed Williams to the practice squad, which means he’s now back with the team for the third time. Even if Williams doesn’t play another snap, just having him in the locker room will give this team a boost.

Oddly enough, his most recent game for the Packers was in the NFC title game a year ago. He could make his third debut with the team at the same stage of the playoffs.