Julio Jones and A.J. Brown, two of Tennessee’s top wide receivers, have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
The Tennessee Titans confirmed Friday that star wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown will miss Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
During the Titans’ 25-16 win over the division foe Indianapolis Colts last week, both Jones and Brown suffered hamstring injuries. Brown only played eight snaps before leaving the game, and Jones was ruled out late in the third quarter.
This week, neither of the receivers practiced.
With Brown and Jones out of the lineup, second-year wideout Nick Westbrook-Ikhine could see increased action. Josh Reynolds, a free agent signing, was inactive last week, but he is expected to play against the Jets this week.
Outside linebacker Bud Dupree was also ruled out this week by Titans head coach Mike Vrabel due to a knee ailment. Last week against the Colts, the veteran defender was active but didn’t play a single snap.
While playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in December, Dupree tore his ACL. He attempted to play on the injured knee in the Titans’ first two games, but the recuperation process has been difficult for him. This week, he did not practice.
When asked if Dupree has had any setbacks, Vrabel said, “Bud will be out, so I think that pretty much tells you.” “He won’t be able to play in the game. There are things you work through with a lot of injuries. All I know is that Bud comes to work every morning with a positive attitude, eager to learn and get ready to play.”
The Titans presently have only three outside linebackers on their 53-man roster: Ola Adeniyi, Sharif Finch, and Harold Landry III. Finch was upgraded to the active roster on Friday after being signed to the practice squad earlier this week.
In addition to punter Brett Kern (groin), cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder), and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison (elbow), Vrabel has ruled out punter Brett Kern (groin), cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder), and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison (elbow) for Sunday’s game against the Jets.
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