After narrowly escaping Denver with a Week 1 win, the Titans may be without a key piece of their skill-position corps against the Jaguars and potentially beyond Week 2.
A.J. Brown missed practice Thursday with a bone bruise in his knee, and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports the second-year wide receiver could miss multiple games (Twitter link). Brown will be classified as week-to-week. Tennessee indeed declared its No. 1 wide receiver out for its Week 2 game against Jacksonville.
The Titans saw Brown enjoy one of the better rookie years a wide receiver has in recent memory, and the Ole Miss product played a pivotal role in the Titans making a surprise run to the AFC championship game. Although the 2019 second-round pick only received 84 targets, he turned those into 52 catches for 1,081 yards and eight touchdowns. Next Gen Stats rated Brown first in yards after catch per reception (8.8) last season.
Tennessee has former top-five pick Corey Davis in a contract year, after not picking up his fifth-year option, and slot receiver Adam Humphries. Those two will need to fill a key void, should Brown be forced to miss multiple games.
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