Bad news: this is the last injury report of the regular season. Good news: the Tennessee Titans can make the playoffs with a win.
Logan Ryan – Cornerback – Ankle
The cornerback situation has been really rough this season in Nashville. With LeShaun Sims out for the rest of the season, the Titans cannot afford to lose another player in the already thin secondary. Logan Ryan was one of the top free agent cornerbacks last offseason. When he signed with the Titans, it was to replace former star cornerback Jason McCourty. Ryan has had a decent season with the Titans and currently has a pretty bad ankle injury. He was expected to play last weekend, but was unable to suit up with the injury. At this point in the week, Ryan has not practiced at all. Hopefully, this is precautionary and Ryan can play. All signs are pointing to the veteran defensive back getting stuck on the sideline this weekend. If Ryan cannot suit up, look for Brice McCain to get another start opposite Adoree’ Jackson.
DeMarco Murray – Running Back – Knee/MCL
DeMarco Murray has a serious-sounding knee injury. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
That is good news for Titans fans. The problem is what is the realistic chance that Murray will be productive against the Jaguars. It is safe to say that Murray has had a bit of a down season in Tennessee, and he may not even be back with the team next year. With a significant knee injury, his production will most certainly not increase. Murray will probably get around 10 carries on the day if he does indeed play. Derrick Henry should be the lead back in Week 17. He has been the more productive runner on the season and would give the Titans the best chance to win. Murray’s injury is not considered too serious. It may require surgery in the offseason, but it is possible that Murray can strengthen the area and avoid surgery.