Titans: A.J. Brown Out vs. Jaguars

Photo Credit: Donald Page / TennesseeTitans.com

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown will miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, as confirmed by head coach Mike Vrabel after Friday’s practice.

The second-year wideout has been dealing with an unspecified knee injury since August, now reported as a bone bruise. Per Vrabel, Brown’s status will be assessed “week-to-week.”

Ineffective in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos, Brown caught only five passes for 39 yards. This followed an outstanding rookie season where he emerged as Tennessee’s leading receiver, compiling 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns on 52 receptions.

Fourth-year receiver Corey Davis will shoulder the load in Brown’s place, after contributing seven receptions and 101 yards in the Titans’ season-opening victory.

In addition to Davis, the Titans will turn to veteran Adam Humphries and a host of unknown quantities in their receiving corps, as well as tight-ends Jonnu Smith and MyCole Pruitt.

Brown’s absence may be more noticeable, as the Titans face a Jaguars defense that allowed only 150 passing yards in Week 1 to Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts.

However, Tennessee’s bread-and-butter remains their ground attack, led by 2019’s rushing champion Derrick Henry. Against the Broncos, Henry rumbled for 131 all-purpose yards on 34 touches, accounting for 35% of the Titans’ offensive production.

Leave a Reply