Tennessee Titans’ star wide receiver A.J. Brown did not participate in Wednesday’s practice as he was added to the team’s first injury report of the season.
The third-year wideout’s knee was listed as the reason for his DNP designation this afternoon. He underwent clean-up surgeries on both of his knees this offseason.
#Titans WR A.J. Brown (knee) DNP today.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 8, 2021
Brown missed quite a bit of practice during this offseason/preseason, especially after he re-aggravated one of his knee injuries during practice in early August. That being said, the Titans are confident that their 2020 Pro Bowler will be ready to go this weekend.
As he dealt with these knee issues throughout the 2020 season, the Tennessee organization often limited his practice time to help him prepare for game day. Today’s DNP designation could just be another rest day for Brown as he gears up for his team’s season-opener on Sunday.
Tomorrow’s practice status should give us a better idea of the injury’s severity.
In 2020, Brown logged his second straight 1,000+ yard receiving season. He also reeled in career highs in receptions (70) and touchdown catches (11).
The Titans will kickoff their 2021 season with a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.