The Tennessee Titans (3-7) and Carolina Panthers (1-9) released injury reports on Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s meeting. Sophomore wide receiver Treylon Burks (concussion) continues to be absent. Also missing for the Titans were safety Terrell Edmunds, linebacker Luke Gifford, and offensive tackle Chris Hubbard.
Burks has missed two consecutive contests with a concussion. The former Arkansas standout appears on track to miss a third straight game. Perhaps the Titans misread his return-to-play timeline and would’ve been better off placing him on IR.
All indications are that Chris Hubbard has suffered a season-ending biceps injury. The Titans have yet to officially place him on IR, so he must appear on the injury report. The expectation is that Diillon Radunz will move back to right tackle from the left side.
Either sixth-round rookie Jaelyn Duncan, or Andre Dillard, who returned to practice from a concussion, will start on the blindside. The Titans would be wise to evaluate Duncan. There’s nothing to be gained by reinserting Dillard into the lineup.
Derrick Henry was limited with an ankle designation. The Titans are likely limiting his reps. K’Von Wallace was also limited with a neck/concussion injury. We’ll monitor his involvement moving forward. Denico Autry and DeAndre Hopkins had rest days.
The Panthers placed starting guard Austin Corbett on IR. They have several offensive linemen on Injured Reserve, including Brady Christensen. Tight end Hayden Hurst missed practice with a concussion. Hurst may struggle to clear protocol prior to Sunday.
Offensive tackle Taylor Moton (knee/rest), and wide receiver Adam Thielen (rest) did not practice. Both players are on track to play. Elsewhere, Jeremy Chinn, Sam Franklin, Marquis Hayes, CJ Henderson, Jaycee Horn, and Frankie Luvu were limited. Chinn is an outstanding player, so we’ll be keeping an eye there. The oft-injured Horn has been absent for multiple weeks. He could be eyeing a return versus the Titans.