When asked about linebacker Jayon Brown’s shoulder injury, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was vague in his answer.
This should come as a surprise to no one, but Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel gave a vague answer when asked about the injury to linebacker Jayon Brown.
Brown suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday night against the New England Patriots that knocked him out of the game early after just 10 snaps.
The former fifth-round pick originally suffered the injury on the opening drive of the game, and later aggravated it to end his night for good.
When asked about Brown’s status on Sunday during his press conference, Vrabel was his usual tight-lipped self, per John Glennon of The Athletic.
At the time of the injury, it did not look good, as Brown was seen on the sideline in tears before being taken to the locker room. The good news is that Brown did not have anything resembling support on his injured shoulder following the game and gave a somewhat positive update.
Brown’s status ahead of Saturday night’s contest with the Baltimore Ravens will be important to monitor. The UCLA product is one of Tennessee’s best defenders, and his ability as a coverage linebacker cannot be replaced.
We should know a bit more when the Titans take the practice field for the first time this week on Tuesday. Brown missed two games during the regular season with a groin injury.
Brown fined for illegal hit
Not only did Brown suffer the aforementioned shoulder injury against the Pats, but he was also fined for an illegal hit on Houston Texans quarterback A.J. McCarron in the Week 17 game.
According to Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky, Brown will have to pay $10,527 for the hit on McCarron that wasn’t flagged.
The Titans will face the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. CST in the divisional round of the playoffs.