Titans activate Adoree Jackson from IR

The Titans have activated Adoree Jackson after one of the weirdest 3-week periods in NFL history. Back before the Steelers game, the Titans designated Adoree to return from injured reserve. That started a 3-week window where he could practice and they could activate him at any point during that window. Of course the caveat there is that if they don’t activate him during that window he goes on season-ending injured reserve.

Things started off great. Adoree practiced all three days the week of the Steelers game. He didn’t get activated on Saturday, the deadline to play in the game on Sunday, but that wasn’t a big deal after all of the time he had missed. They just wanted to give him another week of practice we said.

Jackson practiced on Wednesday and Thursday of Bengals week. We were really confident that he was going to be activated for the Bengals game on Thursday afternoon. Then Friday came and Jackson wasn’t seen at practice. There was some panic and then Saturday came and went without him being activated. The panic was cranked to a 10.

But on Wednesday of last week we were all put back at ease. Jackson returned to practice and looked great in the videos that were posted:

Then he didn’t practice the rest of the week. The panic went to a 12. He wasn’t activated as Saturday passed. The panic went to a 25.

But it was all going to be OK if he was back on the practice field on Tuesday. Guess what? He wasn’t. Things got so out of hand that Mike had to spend time defending Adoree on Twitter last night.

Well, at least we now know that he has been activated and shouldn’t miss the rest of the season with the knee injury. The next question is will he be active tomorrow night against the Colts. My guess is no, but we probably won’t know until 90 minutes before kickoff.

UPDATE – Adoree has been ruled out for the game tomorrow night.

Author: Jimmy MorrisBorn and raised in middle Tennessee, Jimmy fell in love with the Steve McNair/Eddie George Titans when the team came to town in the late 90s. He ran Music City Miracles for more than a decade and has hosted various Titans podcasts through the years.


  1. This is classic Vrabel playing the loops between the rules to his advantage. Adoree is probably not ready, and in a normal year he’d be out. But he’s using the 2020 IR rules to let him hang around until he is ready later in the season (in this case, a few games from now). If so, I say “well done, Coach, well done.”

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