The hour approaches, and the Tennessee Titans are busy. One of the unwritten rules of NFL football is ensuring that your team fields the best team possible. Jon Robinson and company have tweaked this team over and over on offense and on defense. On the eve of their fifth game of the season, they were just as busy as they’ve been all year if not more so.
The key guys are still in place and won’t be changed much all season, but a banged-up roster has led to a flurry of moves ahead of Week 5’s game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here’s what’s happened and what you need to know.
Three things that stand out from the Tennessee Titans Week 5 roster
TennesseeTitans.com Senior Writer and Editor put in some overtime to keep us all abreast of what’s going on. Here’s a tip of the cap to him as well as three things that stand out.
1. Julio Jones sits out, and that means Marcus Johnson is in.
So far, this Julio Jones addition hasn’t led to much. He sat out in Week 4, and the decision has been made that he’ll again miss Tennessee’s Sunday afternoon game. Marcus Johnson has been activated from the team’s injured reserve to the active roster.
A.J. Brown, who was a full participant at practice on Thursday and Friday, will play as well. That’s good news.
2. Finch is out. Simon is in.
Bud Dupree is out again. Ouch! So far, the Titans’ outside linebackers have proven that they can be effective in his absence. John Simon was promoted to the active roster on Saturday. Sam Finch was waived to make room.
3. Here are several other moves that are definitely worth mentioning.
As is the case with Dupree, Ty Sambrailo has been downgraded to out. It should also be noted that defensive lineman Caraun Reid and defensive back Jamal Carter have been added to the roster for this week’s game as well. No one expects them to play unless there’s an emergency, but that’s key enough to make a mental note of.