The Titans will be as close to full strength as they’ve been all season when they kick off against the New York Jets on Sunday. The Friday injury report lists just backup safety Dane Cruikshank and backup running back David Fluellen as OUT while everyone else is without an official injury designation for the game.
That means we will see wide receiver Taywan Taylor for the first time since he went down with a foot injury against the Cowboys. It will be interesting to see where Taylor slots in. Tajae Sharpe has been pretty invisible for the last four weeks, catching just 6 passes for 37 yards despite playing a heavy snap count in each game. Cameron Batson has become the Titans third wide receiver in 11-personnel sets and has been pretty good in a very limited role. Taylor was pretty clearly third in the pecking order last time we saw him on the field behind Corey Davis and Sharpe, but I would guess that Matt LaFleur will want to find a way to get him on the field this week.
Malcolm Butler will also return to the lineup after clearing the concussion protocol. He left the Texans game in the second half, but will be back in his regular spot Sunday which is good news for Tennessee.
Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is listed as questionable for the Jets. He’s been out the last few weeks, but we will have to wait until closer to game time to know whether the Titans will face him or veteran backup Josh McCown.
Speedy receiver Robby Anderson is also questionable. He’s the Jets top deep threat, but he’s dealing with an ankle injury that held him to just two limited practices this week.
New York will officially be without talented second year safety Marcus Maye who forms one half of their excellent young back end duo with Jamal Adams. He’s a big loss for a good secondary.