May 31, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) runs with two footballs during organized team activities at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Kendall Wright Knee Injury: Titans WR to Miss Next 2 Preseason Games


Breathe a sigh of relief, Tennessee Titans enthusiasts. Whatever that bad feeling was that Kendall Wright had about his knee injury—that’s all it was. There’s no ACL damage. Wright will miss the rest of the preseason (two games) as he recovers from a sprained knee. There’s no news as to his Week 1 availability.

Wright is one of three wide receivers who may not see anymore time this preseason. Kevin Walter (back) and Marc Mariani (shoulder) are both trying to return from injuries that are expected to keep them out for all of preseason. Mariani may have a chance to get into one of the final games. Kenny Britt continues to have swelling in the knee that he injured in 2011. Don’t forget about tight end Delanie Walker, who’s on the physically-unable-to-perform list (PUP).

This leaves the receiving core with Britt, Nate Washington, Justin Hunter, Damian Williams, Michael Preston and a bunch of other undrafted or unproven commodities. Talented but less experienced. For the remainder of the preseason, Williams and Preston move up another spot on the depth chart. Williams has probably clinched his spot on the Week 1 roster. Preston must take advantage of the extra opportunities that are thrown his way.

Watch for more on Akeem Ayers injury. X-rays came back negative on an ankle injury that he sustained during the second preseason game. MRI expected later day.

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  • Blaine Grisak

    Do you guys think Marc Mariani has any shot at wide receiver or the team for that matter

    • Joshua Huffman

      He’s really close. His injury will hurt his chances. I’d still pencil him in as the No. 6 WR and PR/KR. That’s assuming his shoulder heals quickly. Even if Mariani needed to miss Week 1/2, they could survive with Damian Williams / Khalid Wooten doing PR/KR and not keep Darius Reynaud. Definitely an interesting decision for the coaches though.