Titans vs Browns: Four new Titans added to Thursday’s Injury Report

Thursday’s injury reports bring new information, but not much. Let’s see who returned to practice and who sat out again…

Titans

PlayerWednesdayThursdayFridayStatus
TE Anthony Firkser (Not Injury Related)DNPDNP
RB D’Onta Foreman (Knee)DNPFull
CB Adoree Jackson (Knee)DNPDNP
G Rodger Saffold (Ankle)DNPDNP
DT Jeffery Simmons (Knee)DNPLimited
TE Jonnu Smith (Knee)DNPDNP
T Dennis Kelly (Knee)LimitedDNP
WR Adam Humphries (Concussion)FullFull
TE MyCole Pruitt (Knee)FullFull
WR A.J. Brown (Hip)DNP
OLB Harold Landry (Illness)DNP
T Isaiah Wilson (Illness)DNP
FB Khari Blasingame (Shoulder)Limited

THOUGHTS

It’s hard to know what to make of Thursday’s injury report. It’s not often you see four guys added mid-week. Here are my takeaways:

  • Firker missing two straight days with no injury is unusual. Typically, those are a day off granted for personal or family reasons. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s back on Friday.
  • Foreman returned to practice; not that we were concerned about his health
  • Nothing to be concerned about with Saffold, Simmons, or Jonnu Smith
  • Kelly downgrading from limited yesterday to out today would normally be an eyebrow-raiser, but Kelly’s been on this pattern all season nursing and playing through whatever knee issue is ailing him
  • Mike Vrabel had some particularly confusing comments about Adoree Jackson today, saying, “I don’t think that there’s necessarily a setback. He’s working his way back. He has good days, and he has bad days. And when he has bad days, he’s not out there to practice.” What does that mean? Your guess is as good as mine.
  • A.J. Brown has been missing Thursday practices since before it was cool, but this is the first time this season he’s been on the injury report with a “hip” instead of a “knee.” That’s a slight concern — is this a new injury, or continued maintenance on the same issues? We saw Brown was slow to get up once or twice last weekend, but given that he practiced in full on Wednesday, I’m inclined to believe this is standard maintenance.
  • Landry and Wilson missing Thursday with an illness is a slight worry if only that it’s later in the week to be coming down with an illness.
  • Blasingame popping up as limited Thursday is the most concerning thing on this report to me (besides Jackson’s continued absence). A limited showing after a full practice the day before usually means that player left practice with a new injury. I’d guess we see Blasingame sit out Friday, too, but hoping for the best for the Titans fullback.

Browns

PlayerWednesdayThursdayFridayStatus
CB Denzel Ward (Calf)DNPDNP
T Jack Conklin (Knee)LimitedLimited
DT Jordan Elliott (Knee)LimitedLimited
C Nick Harris (Ankle)LimitedLimited
RB Kareem Hunt (Thigh)LimitedLimited
S Sheldrick Redwine (Knee)LimitedFull
DT Vincent Taylor (Knee)LimitedLimited
G Wyatt Teller (Calf)LimitedLimited
C J.C. Tretter (Knee)LimitedLimited
WR Jarvis Landry (Knee)FullFull
WR KhaDarel Hodge (Hamstring)Limited

THOUGHTS

The Browns remain relatively healthy. I’d expect most guys on this report to be back in full on Friday and available for this weekend’s game.

KhaDarel Hodge’s situation is identical in terms of concern to Tennessee’s Blasingame.

Safety Ronnie Harrison was injured in last week’s game has been placed on Injured Reserve. Myles Garrett is back and practicing this week, fully set to make his return against the Titans after missing two games on the COVID list.

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