The Tennessee Titans (4-7) and Indianapolis Colts (6-5) released Friday’s injury report ahead of Sunday’s second and final regular-season meeting between these two rivals. The Titans are attempting to avoid the regular-season sweep after losing 23-16 in Week 5. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t rule out any players. Sophomore wide receiver Treylon Burks is expected to return to the lineup after practicing all week long.
Burks, who is officially listed as questionable, has missed Tennessee’s three previous contests after suffering a concussion against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 2nd. Vrabel said that Burks must still clear the final protocol hurdle.
The oft-injured second-year wideout has disappointingly recorded eight receptions on 18 targets for 122 yards and zero touchdowns via five regular-season appearances. The majority of Burks’ yards occurred on a 70-yard Week 2 gain. In his other four games, Burks was held to 23 or less receiving yards.
If he plays, Burks should quickly receive an opportunity to be the No. 2 receiver opposite DeAndre Hopkins. Although it wouldn’t be a surprise if Nick Westbrook-Ikhine out-snapped him this weekend. Chris Moore and Kyle Philips will also be involved.
Guard Daniel Brunskill was downgraded to limited after being a full participant on Thursday. Brunskill isn’t carrying an official designation, which insinuates he’ll play. If he couldn’t, guard Calvin Throckmorton, who was recently claimed off waivers, would likely start in his place. Andre Dillard and Corey Levin are the other reserve linemen on Tennessee’s roster.
Rookie quarterback Will Levis (ankle) has hobbled around practice, but will play through whatever pain he is dealing with. Safety Terrell Edmunds will return to the lineup after missing last Sunday’s victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Running back Jonathan Taylor was officially ruled OUT with a thumb injury. Zack Moss will start in Taylor’s place. Rookie cornerback JuJu Brents was also ruled OUT with a quad injury. The Titans should pepper Hopkins with targets.
Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie was placed on IR.