Tom Brady will be without one of his top pass catchers in NFC title game

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Tom Brady will be down a receiver in Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Green Bay.

Bruce Arians said via a Zoom press conference Friday that Antonio Brown (knee) will not play.

"He wasn't as close as we had hoped so we'll get him ready for the next one," Arians said.

Brown injured the knee in the NFC Divisional Round game in New Orleans where he finished with one catch for 10 yards.

In eight regular-season games with Tampa Bay, Brown finished with 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns.

Brady will now have Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson as options at wide receiver.

“Antonio will be missed but we have capable people filling in," Arians added.