The Tennessee Titans will be without star wide receiver A.J. Brown for an extended period of time.
On Saturday, the team placed Brown on the injured reserve — meaning he’ll be out for at least the next three weeks. The second-year wideout had already been ruled out for tomorrow’s matchup against the New England Patriots earlier this week.
The #Titans have placed AJ Brown on Injured Reserve.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 27, 2021
During last week’s upset loss to the Houston Texans, Brown suffered a chest injury that forced him out of the contest. While initial X-Rays came back negative for any fractures to the ribcage, it appears the upper body injury is still significant enough to land him on the IR.
In making a move to the IR, Brown now joins wide receivers Julio Jones (hamstring) and Marcus Johnson (hamstring). With a bye week in Week 13, he will be eligible to return to the field for a Week 16 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Missing a game with a hamstring injury earlier this year, Brown still leads the team in receiving with 615 yards and three touchdowns through 10 games.
With Brown, Jones and Johnson all out, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Chester Rodgers and Dez Fitzpatrick will see increased reps at the WR position.
The Titans will kickoff against the Patriots tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.