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Antonio Brown Will Return Kicks Against Giants

Head Coach Mike Tomlin will try rookie wide receiver Antonio Brown out as a kick and punt returner this weekend in preseason action against the New York Giants. Brown had a strong performance on Saturday, recording three catches for 84 yards in his debut against the Detroit Lions.

It's obvious the Pittsburgh Steelers will give Brown every opportunity to earn a roster spot, perhaps ahead of a wideout they selected before him, third-rounder Emmanuel Sanders, who has also garnered rave reviews for his progress in training camp.

However, with Hines Ward and Mike Wallace cemented as the starters, Arnaz Battle performing well in the preseason and expected to improve Pittsburgh's disastrous kickoff coverage, Randle El working the slot, and the two rookies showing promise, it's possible that the Steelers could eventually roster six wide receivers.

This would likely end return specialist Stefan Logan's tenure with the Black & Gold. Stay tuned.

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