Titans WR Jones, Brown are in question with hamstring injuries
The Tennessee Titans could be without star wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown on Sunday when they playe the New York Jets in the Meadowlands.
The Tenneesee Titans passing game could take a huge hit this weekend’s game against the New York Jets. Wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown could both be ruled out of the Week 4 match up.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the Titans headline offseason acquisition Jones, and their WR1 Brown have lingering hamstring injuries that could force the pass catching duo to the sidelines in the Meadowlands on Sunday.
Brown was forced to exit early in the first half of the Titans Week 3 win over the Colts last Sunday, and as of Wednesday did not take part in practice. Jones has yet to take part in practice this week either as both receivers status remain uncertain heading into the weekend.
If Titan’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be with out the deep down field threats, then Derrick Henry can expect an even bigger work load when the Titans square up against the Jets.
Henry leads the league in rushing in the early weeks of the NFL season, averaging 117 yards per game. He was the workhorse that led the comeback charge in the Titans Week 2 win over the Seattle Seahawks and prevented the AFC Championship runners up from going 0-2 on the season.
Julio Jones seems to be fitting into the Titans offense nicely. After a slow first week, he had 128 yards against the Seahawks, but is yet to score his first touchdown in a Tennessee jersey.
Brown has yet to take off this season, having caught just seven passes through the first two games before heading to the locker room early in the first quarter of last weeks game. He has a total of 92 yards on the season, and maybe stuck on that for at least another week if his hamstring continues to bother him.
If neither of the two wide receivers can play, Tannehill will have to rely on Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine in the passing game.
The Titans might look at the schedule and be thankful of the timing of these two receivers. The New York Jets have had a dismal start to the season. At 0-3, the Jets have scored a combined total of 20 points this season and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has thrown seven interceptions.