MRI showed Titans WR Kendall Wright has a sprained knee, not a torn ACL. Wright is expected to miss the rest of preseason.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2013
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.
#Titans LB Akeem Ayers left last night’s game with an ankle injury. X-rays were negative. MRI today for more info on his availability.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2013