We have the final injury reports including designations for Sunday’s game. Let’s dive in to see where both teams are at…
|CB Breon Borders (Hip)||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|WR A.J. Brown (Ankle)||DNP||DNP||Full||—|
|T Dennis Kelly (Knee)||DNP||DNP||Full||—|
|CB Adoree Jackson (Knee)||Limited||Limited||Limited||OUT|
|C Ben Jones (Knee)||Limited||Full||Full||—|
|G Rodger Saffold (Ankle)||Limited||Full||Full||—|
|TE Jonnu Smith (Knee)||Limited||Full||Full||—|
|RB Darrynton Evans (Hamstring)||Full||Full||Full||—|
|OLB Derick Roberson (Hip)||—||Limited||DNP||QUESTIONABLE|
As we anticipated in yesterday’s report, Breon Borders and Adoree Jackson are officially OUT for Sunday. Derick Roberson is listed as questionable, but given that he didn’t practice Friday, I’d guess he doesn’t suit up this weekend.
The cornerback depth will be sorely lacking for Tennessee. Malcolm Butler will of course start on the outside, but with no Jackson or Borders and Kristian Fulton still not ready to return, it’s unknown who will start across from Butler. Desmond King is mostly a slot player, as is rookie Chris Jackson, activated earlier this week from the Reserve/COVID list. It’s looking like it’ll be Tye Smith across from Butler. It could be a long day for the Titans’ secondary.
On the bright side, we have a clean bill of health for everyone else, with Ben Jones and Rodger Saffold turning in back-to-back full practices after being limited for a few weeks now. Jonnu Smith and Darrynton Evans appear ready to return after missing varying levels of action. It’ll be Evans first game since Week 5, and Titans fans everywhere are curious to see what kind of impact he can have if he is indeed part of Sunday’s active gameday roster.
|TE Tyler Eifert (Shoulder)||DNP||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|OL Brandon Linder (Ankle)||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|LB Dakota Allen (Hamstring)||Limited||Limited||Full||—|
|LB Kamalei Correa (Hamstring)||Limited||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|RB Nathan Cottrell (Knee)||Limited||Limited||Full||—|
|CB Sidney Jones (Achilles)||Limited||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|CB Greg Mabin (Hamstring)||Limited||Limited||Limited||QUESTIONABLE|
|RB James Robinson (Knee)||Limited||Limited||Limited||—|
|WR Laviska Shenault (Thumb)||Limited||Limited||Full||—|
As expected, the Jaguars remain relatively healthy — at least for players on the active roster. DE Josh Allen, CB C.J. Henderson, CB D.J. Hayden, RB Chris Thompson, and a number of other players are currently on Injured Reserve.
But for the players available, it seems Tyler Eifert is on track to play despite his questionable tag. Brandon Linder, as expected, as been ruled out. Former Titans Kamalei Correa and Greg Mabin are also questionable, as is Jacksonville’s top available corner, Sydney Jones.
Despite limited participation all week, James Robinson is good to go for Sunday. So are fellow rookie Laviska Shenault, backup running back/special teamer Nathan Cottrell and linebacker Dakota Allen.