The Titans have already lost Derrick Henry for the foreseeable future, and they could be down another RB this weekend. According to ESPN’s Field Yates (via Twitter), Titans running back Jeremy McNichols is in concussion protocol and didn’t practice today. As a result, there’s a chance McNichols could end up missing this weekend’s contest.
When all is said and done, McNichols will end up collecting career highs across the board in 2021. The former fifth-round pick has compiled 284 yards and one touchdown on 43 touches through the first chunk of the season. Since Henry went done with an injury, McNichols has gotten 11 carries, surpassing the seven carries he got through the first eight games. The 25-year-old has also been a threat in the passing game, hauling in 25 receptions this year.
The Titans have already been scrambling to fill their depth chart. The team got an encouraging performance from D’Onta Foreman last weekend, and there’s a good chance he’ll see a significant role on Sunday. The team is also rostering Adrian Peterson, who’s garnered the bulk of the team’s red zone carries over the past two weeks.
If McNichols is forced to miss this weekend, the Titans could choose to promote running back Dontrell Hilliard from the practice squad.
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