The Titans offense will obtain an enormous raise on Sunday as receiver A.J. Brown is ready to return to the lineup, per head coach Mike Vrabel. Julio Jones, nevertheless, will stay out with a hamstring damage.

Both Brown and Jones had been out final week towards the Jets and the outcomes had been about what you’d anticipate. Tennessee’s offense was abysmal in purple zone, changing simply 2-of-5 alternatives en path to a devastating 27-24 extra time loss to the Jets. Brown’s return ought to assist, particularly towards the winless Jaguars at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, nevertheless it’s arduous to gauge the place Tennessee’s offense is at with out its two deadly weapons on the sector on the identical time.

Tennessee Titans extensive receiver Julio Jones (2) makes a catch ultimately zone above Seattle Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks (56), however got here down with one foot out of bounds in the course of the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Jones was introduced in through commerce in the course of the offseason, with a second-round choose going again to the Falcons within the deal. Jones has struggled with hamstring accidents as he’s entered his thirties, an indication that his time on high could be waning.

That was the case in 2020, as Jones performed in simply 9 video games, albeit a productive 9 video games. Jones nonetheless managed to reel in 51 targets for 771 yards, which confirmed he may nonetheless play at a excessive stage. Availability is your finest potential, nevertheless, and Jones has been removed from that for the Titans to date.

CORRECTS TO JUNE 10, 2021, NOT MAY 27, 2021, AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones, right, stretches during NFL football practice Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/Pool Photo via AP)

CORRECTS TO JUNE 10, 2021, NOT MAY 27, 2021, AS ORIGINALLY SENT – Tennessee Titans extensive receiver Julio Jones, proper, stretches throughout NFL soccer follow Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/Pool Photo through AP)

Brown, on the opposite hand, was projected to take an enormous leap this season after back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons to start his profession. It’s clear quarterback Ryan Tannehill is wanting his approach much more this season, receiving a wholesome 17 targets by the primary two video games earlier than a hamstring damage struck in Week 3.

Sep 26, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) and Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 26, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans extensive receiver Julio Jones (2) and Tennessee Titans extensive receiver A.J. Brown (11) earlier than the sport towards the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

With one massive time receiver again on Sunday in Brown, it’ll be fascinating to see if the aerial assault will get going towards Jacksonville’s protection. The Jaguars have managed much better towards the move than the frenzy by 4 video games, which signifies that working again Derrick Henry might be in retailer for one other 100-yard plus day on the bottom.