According to a report, Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown will play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
After getting in a week of limited practices ahead of the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown is expected to play on Sunday.
Brown injured his shoulder in the wild card round against the New England Patriots and was unable to suit up in the divisional round against the Baltimore Ravens.
However, he was able to return to practice this week and will play on Sunday against the Chiefs, per Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky.
This is a huge boost for Tennessee’s defense.
Brown is one of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL, and his services will be needed against a speedy and talented group of pass catchers in Kansas City. Brown also finished third in tackles for Tennessee despite missing two games with a groin injury during the season.
Even though he wasn’t active last week, the Titans still got great play from their inside linebackers, as both Wesley Woodyard and rookie David Long stepped up in his absence. Long in particular was all over the field and came up with several big plays.
Brown is one half of one of the more talented inside linebacker tandems in the NFL when paired with Rashaan Evans. These two studs are a big part of what Tennessee does defensively and having both on the field on Sunday no doubt makes the Titans’ defense better.
In all, the Titans have seven players listed as questionable — including Evans — but there has been no indication that any of them will sit out. Even Adam Humphries, who has missed the last six games due to an ankle injury, is expected to play on Sunday.
Tennessee and Kansas City will kickoff at 2:05 p.m. CST. Inactives will be released about an hour and a half before kickoff, so we’ll know for sure who is in and who is out then.