A.J. Brown

Tennessee Titans
Wide Receiver #1
Tennessee Titans
Wide Receiver #1
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Lands on injured reserve

Brown (chest) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Brown was already ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots, and he'll now be sidelined for at least two additional games with the chest injury. The Titans have their bye Week 13, so the 24-year-old will have an extra week to recover before being eligible to return Dec. 23 against San Francisco. It's another huge blow to Tennessee's receiving corps, as Brown is joining Julio Jones (hamstring) and Marcus Johnson (hamstring) on IR. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Chester Rogers and Dez Fitzpatrick will be the team's top wide receivers for the foreseeable future.

Nov 27, 2021 10:05 AM EST


Ruled out for Week 12

Brown (chest) won't play Sunday against the Patriots, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: With Brown unavailable and Julio Jones and Marcus Johnson both on IR with hamstring injuries, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Chester Rogers and Dez Fitzpatrick are in line to head the Titans' Week 12 wideout corps. Brown will thus target a potential return to action after the team's bye week, when Tennessee hosts Jacksonville on Dec. 12.

Nov 26, 2021 12:15 PM EST



Not seen on field Friday

Brown (chest) wasn't spotted at the open portion of Friday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: If he officially has a DNP next to his name Friday, Brown likely will head into the weekend with at least a questionable tag for Sunday's game at New England. In a receiving corps that already is down Julio Jones (hamstring) and Marcus Johnson (hamstring) due to being on injured reserve, the Titans have just Chester Rogers, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Dez Fitzpatrick as healthy wide receivers on the active roster.

Nov 26, 2021 11:51 AM EST


Listed as DNP on practice estimate

Brown (chest) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice estimate, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: With Brown -- who left this past Sunday's game with a chest injury and did not return -- now having logged back-to-back 'DNP' listings, what the wideout is able to do at practice Friday will be telling with regard to his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Patriots. Given that Julio Jones and Marcus Johnson are both on IR with hamstring injuries, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Chester Rogers and Dez Fitzpatrick currently profile as the Titans' top healthy wide receiver options.

Nov 25, 2021 2:20 PM EST


Not practicing Wednesday

Brown (chest) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: The wideout was forced out of this past weekend's loss to the Texans due to a chest injury, plus he previously exited the contest with a hand issue. With Brown not participating in Wednesday's practice, his status will need to be monitored closely as Sunday's game against the Patriots approaches. When available, Brown profiles as the top option in Tennessee's banged up offense.

Nov 24, 2021 12:46 PM EST



X-rays negative

Brown (chest) received negative X-ray results Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Brown was forced out of Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Texans due to a chest injury, and while he still has to undergo further medical evaluation, early test results have at least been promising. He also suffered a hand injury earlier in the contest. The Titans are set for a Week 12 matchup against New England, so Brown's status will warrant closely monitoring in the coming days.

Nov 22, 2021 8:14 AM EST


Exits game with chest injury

Brown was forced out of Sunday's game against the Texans with a chest injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown hurt his hand earlier in the contest, but returned and now he's dealing with a chest issue. Prior to his second exit from the game, the wideout had hauled in five of his nine targets for 48 yards.

Nov 21, 2021 12:25 PM EST


Returns to Sunday's game

Brown, who injured his hand during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Texans, was subsequently able to return to the contest, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.

Analysis: Great news for the Titans, who can ill-afford to lose Brown, with fellow wideout Julio Jones (hamstring) currently on IR and star running back Derrick Henry out indefinitely following foot surgery.

Nov 21, 2021 10:36 AM EST


Hurts hand Sunday

Brown injured his hand during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Texans, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.

Analysis: Brown attempted to play through the issue on the Titans' first possession but eventually visited the locker room. He returned to the sideline, but after sitting on bench he went to the blue medical tent. It appears Brown and the Titans are doing everything possible to make sure the third-year pro is available, but if he's unable to return he'll finish Week 11 with no catches on one target.

Nov 21, 2021 10:26 AM EST


Shut down by Saints

Brown recorded one reception on four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Brown failed to top five targets and multiple receptions in a full game for the first time on the campaign. His lone contribution to the victory came late in the second quarter on a trick play that began with a direct snap to Adrian Peterson that resulted in a 16-yard catch for Brown. Making Brown's performance even more surprising was the fact that Marshon Lattimore did not travel with him for much of the game, as reported by Turron Davenport of ESPN.com. Brown will look to bounce back in a positive matchup in Week 11 against Houston.

Nov 14, 2021 2:12 PM EST


Returns to full practice

Brown (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: After being limited Wednesday, Brown returned to a full session Thursday, which sets the stage for him to be available for Sunday's game against the Saints. The wideout has been targeted 11 times in each of his last two outings and barring any injury setbacks he's in line to remain a high-volume option in a Tennessee offense no longer paced by star running back Derrick Henry, who is currently on IR with a foot injury.

Nov 11, 2021 2:25 PM EST


Limited at practice Wednesday

Brown (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown, who missed practice this past Friday and was listed as questionable heading into Week 9 action, suited up for Sunday night's win over the Rams, en route to catching five passes (on 11 targets) for 42 yards, while logging a 78 percent snap share. With no reported setbacks in the contest, there's a pretty good chance that Brown's Wednesday limitations were maintenance-related.

Nov 10, 2021 1:55 PM EST


Leads team in receiving yards

Brown (knee) had five receptions (11 targets) for 42 yards in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Brown's stat line looks poor on paper, but the wideout had to deal with shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey while dealing with a minor knee injury, and he still led the Titans in targets and receiving yardage. Tennessee didn't have to pass much in what turned out to be a lopsided contest spearheaded by a dominant defensive performance, so an unfavorable game script is also to blame. Overall, Brown should see heavy usage in the second half of the season following the news of Derrick Henry (foot) being shut down for the immediate future.

Nov 7, 2021 9:01 PM EST


Suiting up in Week 9

Brown (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Rams, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports

Analysis: As is Julio Jones, who was inactive last weekend but didn't carry a Week 9 injury designation heading into the contest. Meanwhile, Brown was deemed questionable by the Titans after sitting out practice Friday, but he'll give it a go Sunday and figures to maintain his key role in the team's passing offense in the absence of any in-game setbacks, with Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Marcus Johnson and Chester Rogers on hand to work in complementary roles behind Brown and Jones.

Nov 7, 2021 3:53 PM EST


Expected to be available

Brown (knee), who missed practice Friday, is expected to play Sunday night against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, Brown "should be fine" to play in the contest and if he does, he'll be rejoined by Julio Jones, who does not carry a Week 9 injury designation. Either way, those considering Brown in fantasy lineups this week are advised to verify his status in advance of Sunday's 8:20 ET kickoff. Fellow wideouts Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Marcus Johnson and Chester Rogers are options for those looking to secure an emergency plug-in, as are receivers from the Rams and the Monday night teams (Bears, Steelers).

Nov 7, 2021 4:31 AM EST


Listed as questionable after Friday DNP

Brown, who practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday, was added to the Titans' Week 9 injury report as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Rams after missing practice Friday with a knee issue.

Analysis: On the plus side for the Titans, fellow wideout Julio Jones (hamstring) does not carry an injury designation heading into the weekend, but given that he was a late addition to the team's injury report, Brown's status is worth monitoring as Sunday night's 8:20 ET kickoff approaches. Added context regarding his Week 9 status should arrive late Saturday or early Sunday once national reporters like Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport issue their weekly injury updates.

Nov 5, 2021 1:54 PM EST


Listed as questionable for SNF

Brown (knee) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Rams. Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: However, Wyatt adds that Brown -- who practiced fully both Wednesday and Thursday -- is expected to play in the contest and if that's the case he'll work in tandem with fellow starting wideout Julio Jones, who does not carry a Week 9 injury designation. The Titans figure to lean heavily on the duo in the coming weeks, with star running back Derrick Henry on IR and out indefinitely with a foot injury.

Nov 5, 2021 1:32 PM EST


Posts monster numbers in OT win

Brown caught an impressive 10 of 11 targets for 155 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 overtime win over the Colts.

Analysis: Brown missed two days of practice for undisclosed reasons, but he clearly was not hampered physically based on the monstrous line he dropped on the Colts. His day was highlighted by an impressive 53-yard catch and run where he burned multiple defenders en route to the end zone. Brown has really picked things up over the last three weeks following a mild start to the season, posting 25 receptions, 379 yards, two touchdowns and an impressive 86 percent catch rate over that span. The star wideout will face his stiffest test of the season lining up against Jalen Ramsey when the Titans take on the Rams next Sunday, but no matchup should deter Brown managers from starting the wideout with the tear he is currently on.

Oct 31, 2021 2:17 PM EST


Cleared for Sunday action

Though he didn't practice Friday, Brown (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: While Brown's practice reps were managed this past week, he plans to play Sunday, per Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site. With fellow starter Julio Jones (hamstring) having been ruled out, Brown -- who logged an 8/133/1 stat line on nine targets in Tennessee's Week 7 win over Kansas City-- figures to remain busy versus Indianapolis this weekend, with Josh Reynolds, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Marcus Johnson and Chester Rogers also in the team's Week 8 wideout mix.

Oct 29, 2021 1:36 PM EST


Not spotted at practice Friday

Brown (undisclosed) wasn't spotted during the open portion of Friday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: After being limited Wednesday for rest purposes, Brown returned to a full practice Thursday. Friday's final injury report will reveal whether the wideout's absence from the early portion of practice was maintenance-related or indicative of a setback that could result in a Week 8 injury designation approaching Sunday's game against the Colts.

Oct 29, 2021 10:49 AM EST


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