Tennessee Titans wideout A.J. Brown and left tackle Taylor Lewan are expected to return Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bills, according to reports.
Brown hasn’t played since Week 1 when he suffered a bone bruise on his knee. Lewan left the Titans’ Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings with a shoulder injury. The coronavirus outbreak on the team gave Lewan an extra week to recover in Week 4. The Sept. 27 contest vs. the Vikings was the last time the Titans played.
The starting offensive line is intact for Tennessee.
Brown’s return is fortuitous for the Titans, with Corey Davis and Adam Humphries still on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, with limited practices due to the outbreak, it’s unclear how impactful Brown will be.
The Titans get four players back from COVID reserve Tuesday night: Starting nose tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, backup right tackle Isaiah Wilson, and practice squad cornerback Greg Mabin.
However, defensive end Jeffery Simmons, cornerback Kristian Fulton, OL Kamalei Correa, fullback Khari Blasingame, tight end MyCole Pruitt and two practice squad players join Davis and Humphries still on the list, pending a second consecutive negative test during the day.
Brown had a tremendous rookie season in 2019, catching 52 passes for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Brown reeled in five catches for 39 yards in the season opener.
Kalif Raymond and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are expected to be the other active WRs with Brown.
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown has been ruled out for this weekend’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Mike Vrabel announced Friday.
Brown is nursing a bone bruise in his knee, an injury that was sustained in Tennessee’s 16-14 season-opening victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brown is likely considered week-to-week with the injury.
Brown, 23, reeled in five catches for 39 yards in the season opener. He had 52 receptions for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns during his rookie season in 2019.
Tennessee likely will look to Corey Davis in the passing game, but the wideout is dealing with a troublesome hamstring after leading the team with seven catches for 101 yards in the opener. Davis was limited Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice.
Davis, 25, had 43 catches for 601 yards and two touchdowns last season.
The Titans will look to claim the early advantage in the AFC South on Sunday when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0).
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Tennessee Titans standout wide receiver A.J. Brown did not practice Thursday and could miss multiple games with a knee bruise, ESPN reported.
Brown is likely to be “week to week,” per the report.
Starting wideout Corey Davis (hamstring) was limited Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice.
However, OLB Vic Beasley was a full participant in practice for the first time since joining the team.
Davis led the team in the Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos with seven catches for 101 yards. He and Brown both had eight targets, with Brown reeling in five catches for 39 yards.
Brown had a tremendous rookie season in 2019, catching 52 passes for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Davis, in his fourth season with the Titans, had 43 catches for 601 yards and two TDs last season.
The Titans promoted Nick Westbrook-Ikhine from the practice squad on Wednesday.
Starting right tackle Taylor Lewan (illness) did not practice Thursday, and RB Darrynton Evans (hamstring) was downgraded to limited after full participation Wednesday.
Edge rushers Jadeveon Clowney and Beasley were both upgraded to full participation while starting cornerback Malcolm Butler (quad) was an addition to the injury report. He was limited.
Beasley is on track to make his Titans debut Sunday when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars.
–Field Level Media