Tennessee Titans: A.J. Brown to make preseason debut vs. Pats
Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown will make his preseason debut on Saturday night against the New England Patriots.
Tennessee Titans second-round pick, wide receiver A.J. Brown, will make his preseason debut on Saturday night as the Titans take on the New England Patriots in Nashville.
We figured this would be the case, but Paul Kuharsky shared the news that Brown will suit up in Preseason Week 2.
Brown had been dealing with an injury since the first day of training camp after he slipped during a drill. The Ole Miss product finally returned to practice this past week and got a full session during the team’s second joint practice with the Patriots on Thursday.
Brown made some nice catches on Thursday, and even got into a spat with Patriots cornerback, Stephon Gilmore. Brown also saw some first-team reps during the practice.
This will be the first game action for Brown, who was the No. 51 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. He missed the first preseason game.
What to expect
It isn’t clear how much the rookie will play, but he should be on the field with the first-team offense to start the game. After that, it’s anyone’s guess how much of the field he’ll see.
Brown is part of a revamped receiving corps. for the Titans that now also includes slot receiver Adam Humphries, who was brought in as a free agent. Along with No. 1 wideout, Corey Davis, tight end Delanie Walker will also return in 2019 after missing all but one game last season.
Davis didn’t play in the first preseason game, so it’ll be interesting to see if he plays against the Pats. Walker said he expects to play in the Titans’ second preseason game.
It is possible that the Titans have what is projected to be their top four pass-catchers for the upcoming season on the field at one time on Saturday; although Humphries should be ruled as questionable after he left practice early on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday.