Nov 7, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates the victory against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Titans’ Ryan Tannehill (illness) misses practice

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play this weekend against the visiting New Orleans Saints despite missing Friday’s practice.

Coach Mike Vrabel announced an undisclosed illness as the reason that Tannehill did not participate in Friday’s practice. Vrabel said Tannehill will not carry a designation into Sunday’s contest, which means he’ll likely be active versus the Saints.

While Tannehill likely will play on Sunday, the availability of A.J. Brown (knee) and Julio Jones (hamstring) remains in question after the wideouts did not participate in practice on Friday.

The Titans (7-2) have won five in a row heading into Sunday’s game against the Saints (5-3).

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) takes the field to play the Chiefs at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Titans WR Julio Jones (hamstring) ruled out vs. Colts

Tennessee Titans receiver Julio Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the host Indianapolis Colts with a hamstring injury.

Jones, 32, had two catches for 38 yards in Tennessee’s 27-3 romp over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He has just 17 receptions for 301 yards in five games during his first season with the Titans.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection with Atlanta, Jones has 865 career receptions for 13,197 yards and 60 touchdowns in 140 career games. The Titans acquired him from the Falcons in April.

A.J. Brown, who has team-leading totals in catches (25) and receiving yards (354), likely will be tasked to pick up the slack for the Titans (5-2).

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Sep 26, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) runs the ball during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Titans WR Julio Jones returns to practice

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice Wednesday after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury.

Jones suffered the injury in the Titans’ Week 3 game against Indianapolis.

Jones, 32, has 12 catches for a team-leading 204 yards this season after joining the Titans in an offseason trade with the Atlanta Falcons in June. He has yet to catch a touchdown pass.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection through his first 10 seasons with Atlanta, Jones has 860 career receptions for 13,100 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Titans safety Amani Hooker also returned to practice Wednesday, designated by the team for a return from injured reserve. The Titans have three weeks to activate him to the 53-man roster.

The Titans (3-2) host the Buffalo Bills (4-1) on Monday night.

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Sep 26, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) and Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans’ Julio Jones out, A.J. Brown in for Sunday

Tennessee Titans star Julio Jones will miss his second straight game but fellow wideout A.J. Brown will be available Sunday against the host Jacksonville Jaguars.

Coach Mike Vrabel updated the status of his two top receivers on Friday.

Both players missed last Sunday’s 27-24 road loss to the New York Jets due to hamstring issues they sustained in a Week 3 win against the Indianapolis Colts. Brown returned to practice this week; Jones did not.

Jones, 32, has 12 catches for a team-leading 204 yards this season after joining the Titans in an offseason trade with the Atlanta Falcons in June.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection through his first 10 seasons with Atlanta, Jones has 860 career receptions for 13,100 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Brown, 24, has just seven receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown in three games this season.

Last season, Brown caught 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) and made the Pro Bowl.

The Titans (2-2) have won the last three meetings against the AFC South rival Jaguars (0-4).

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Sep 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans WRs Julio Jones, A.J. Brown out vs. Jets

Tennessee Titans wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, as well as linebacker Bud Dupree, have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, coach Mike Vrabel announced Friday.

Titans defensive end Larrell Murchison (elbow), cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder) and punter Brett Kern (groin) also were ruled out for Sunday’s clash.

Jones and Brown sustained hamstring injuries in Tennessee’s 25-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.

Jones, 32, has 12 catches for a team-leading 204 yards this season after joining the Titans in an offseason trade in June.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection through his first 10 seasons, all with Atlanta, Jones has 860 career receptions for 13,100 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Brown, 24, didn’t catch a pass before exiting after the first quarter against the Colts. He has just seven receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown this season.

Last season, Brown caught 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) and made the Pro Bowl.

Dupree, 28, was active last week but did not record a snap. He didn’t practice this week wtih a knee injury.

The Titans (2-1) will be vying for their third straight victory when they visit the Jets (0-3) on Sunday.

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Sep 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) and Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans WRs Julio Jones, A.J. Brown miss another practice

Wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones missed a second straight practice Thursday, putting their availability in jeopardy for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan returned to practice Thursday.

Both Jones and Brown were injured and left last week’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. Brown sustained a hamstring injury in the first quarter and is considered week-to-week, ESPN reported.

It’s unclear when Jones was injured, but he was limited to about half the snaps against the Colts. He is questionable for Sunday.

Brown didn’t catch a pass before exiting after the first quarter. He has just seven receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown this season. Last season, Brown caught 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) and made the Pro Bowl.

Jones, who joined the Titans in an offseason trade in June, has 12 catches for 204 yards this season.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection through his first 10 seasons, all with Atlanta, Jones has 860 career receptions for 13,100 yards and 60 touchdowns.

In addition to the duo, DE Bud Dupree, CB Caleb Farley, DL Larrell Murchison and punter Brett Kern all missed Thursday’s practice.

The Titans (2-1) will be vying for their third straight victory when they meet the Jets (0-3) on Sunday.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) stand on the sideline after they were each injured during their game against the Colts at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Titans WRs Julio Jones, A.J. Brown uncertain to face Jets

The Tennessee Titans could be without wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones when they visit the New York Jets on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Brown sustained a hamstring injury in the first quarter of last Sunday’s 25-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He is considered week-to-week, ESPN reported.

It’s unclear when Jones was injured, but he was limited to about half the snaps against the Colts. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Brown didn’t catch a pass before exiting after the first quarter. He has just seven receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown this season.

Last season, Brown caught 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games (12 starts) and made the Pro Bowl.

Jones, who joined the Titans in an offseason trade in June, has 12 catches for 204 yards this season.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection through his first 10 seasons, all with Atlanta, Jones has 860 career receptions for 13,100 yards and 60 touchdowns.

The Titans (2-1) will be vying for their third straight victory when they meet the Jets (0-3) on Sunday.

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Sep 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) on the bench late in a loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Vrabel on Julio Jones penalty: ‘Dumb s—‘

The honeymoon is over for Julio Jones in Tennessee.

The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver got called out by Titans coach Mike Vrabel on Monday for a “dumb s—” penalty Jones incurred Sunday during the Titans’ 38-13 loss to Arizona.

Jones got hit with a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness in the first quarter that turned a third-and-1 into a third-and-16 for the Titans.

“That’s absolutely nothing we coach or teach. So that would fall under the category of doing dumb s— that hurts the team. Right there in bold letters,” Vrabel said Monday.

Jones was flagged for shoving a Cardinals player at the end of a run by Derrick Henry.

Jones caught three passes for 29 yards on six targets in his Titans’ debut.

The Titans play at Seattle in Week 2.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) walks the sideline during an NFL preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in Tampa, Fla.

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Report: Titans rework Julio Jones’ deal, free up $11.2M

The Tennessee Titans created $11.2 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of wide receiver Julio Jones, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The team converted $14 million of Jones’ salary into a signing bonus, per the report. The team also added two void years. As a result, Jones will have a cap hit this season of $4.1 million.

Jones, 32, is in his first year with the Titans after a June trade with the Atlanta Falcons.

He returned to practice on Aug. 24 after being held back for three weeks. Jones left practice early on Aug. 2 after he landed awkwardly when catching a pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill and had been sidelined since.

Jones, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, missed seven games with assorted injuries in 2020. He has 848 receptions for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns in 135 games (134 starts), all with the Falcons.

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