Titans at Vikings Wednesday Injury Report

Wednesday’s injury reports brought about some new potential injury concerns for the Titans and reinforced what we know about the banged up Vikings.

Titans

DID NOT PRACTICE —

  • A.J. Brown (Knee)
  • Malcolm Butler (Quad)
  • Chris Jackson (Hamstring)
  • Dennis Kelly (Illness)
  • Derick Roberson (Illness)
  • Jonnu Smith (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPANT —

  • None

FULL PARTICIPANT —

  • Vic Beasley (Knee)
  • Jamil Douglas (Hand)
  • Darrynton Evans (Hamstring)
  • Johnathan Joseph (Calf)

THOUGHTS

Well, that’s quite the list of DNP’s for the Titans on Wednesday, and all but Brown and Butler are surprises.

The good news is that Kelly and Roberson should be fine by Sunday, assuming Roberson is ready to return from his knee injury. Chris Jackson didn’t finish the game against Jacksonville, but many thought that was performance related and not due to injury. Jonnu Smith is likely precautionary as he finished the game just fine on Sunday.

The other good news is that Vic Beasley and Darrynton Evans appear poised to finally make their Titans debuts this weekend, barring any other surprising last-minute setbacks. Johnathan Joseph also appear to be alright after leaving Sunday’s game early.

We’ll track the DNP’s throughout the week and see if anyone’s participation ramps up as the weekend approaches.

Vikings

DID NOT PRACTICE —

  • Cameron Dantzler (Rib)
  • Troy Dye (Foot)
  • Mike Hughes (Neck)
  • Mike Boone (Concussion)

LIMITED PARTICIPANT —

  • Riley Reiff (Ankle)

FULL PARTICIPANT —

  • None.

THOUGHTS

Oh you thought the Titans were in bad shape? The Vikings are dealing with injuries to starters across the board on both sides of the ball, and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon.

Danielle Hunter, Anthony Barr, and Pat Elflein won’t show up on the injury report as they aren’t currently on the Vikings’ active roster. All will miss Week 3 and potentially more time than that.

Dantzler played in Week 1 but missed last week against Indianapolis. Hughes’ injury seems to be a new development as he played last week. Showing up on the injury report with a “neck” is scary after Hughes was diagnosed with a broken vertebrae in January.

Troy Dye is a rookie 4th-round pick who filled in at linebacker when Anthony Barr went down, so the Vikings would be extremely thin at the position if Dye is seriously hurt. This could explain why the Vikings added undrafted free agent linebacker Cale Garrett to their practice on Wednesday (after Garrett spent all offseason with the Titans).

Comments

  1. Definitely troubling that Jonnu is showing up on this list given his recent production, and the fact that we’re probably without AJ Brown this weekend.

  2. I don’t know if the money they make is worth it for what they put their bodies through. The injuries really seem to be piling up this year.

    I still think we have plenty of pass catchers. Davis, Humphries, Firkser, Evans, Batson

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