Tennessee Titans: Jayon Brown to practice on Wednesday
Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown said he will practice on Wednesday.
When the Tennessee Titans take the practice field for the first time this week ahead of their AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, linebacker Jayon Brown is expected to participate.
When asked about practicing on Wednesday, Brown himself told the media he would be out there on Wednesday.
What remains to be seen is what level of participation he actually has.
Brown suffered a shoulder injury during the wild card round victory over the New England Patriots and failed to practice at all in the week leading up to the game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was eventually ruled inactive, but Brown did feel he was close to playing in that game.
Despite his absence, the Titans’ defense played some of its best football of the 2019 season and held the NFL’s No. 1 scoring offense to just 12 points.
Linebackers David Long and Wesley Woodyard filled in for Brown and split snaps evenly, and Long in particular had a standout game with multiple big plays and six tackles, the third-most on the team.
Tennessee will have to face a similarly explosive offense in the AFC Championship Game, although the Chiefs are more explosive through the air, as opposed to a team like the Ravens that was the No. 1 rushing offense in the league in 2019.
Brown is an excellent coverage linebacker and his skill will be needed against a high-powered Chiefs passing attack that is led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
In all, the Chiefs have a ton of speed on the field and the Titans are going to need all hands on deck to advance to Super Bowl LIV. Hopefully Brown will be good to go for what is the biggest game of the Titans’ season.