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Report: Jayon Brown out for the season

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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that Jayon Brown will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured and dislocated elbow in today’s win over the Ravens:

It is a tough one for that defense indeed.

You knew it was bad if you watched the replay of him landing. It looked like his arm went about 3 different directions. Here’s to hoping he is able to make a quick and full recovery.

It will be interesting to see who replaces Brown. Last year it was David Long who filled in when Brown was hurt. Long was good in that role last year but has regressed this season. He is also currently on the COVID-19 list. I’m not sure what that means for his availability against the Colts this week.

This is the final year of Brown’s rookie contract. The Titans likely won’t be able to pay both Brown and Rashaan Evans long term. What Jon Robinson ultimately decides to do about Brown will likely tell us what he is thinking about Evans - who has struggled at times this year but appeared to play better today - for the future.