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Report: AJ Brown dealing with significant knee bruise

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A.J. Brown is going to be out for the Tennessee Titans for the second consecutive week in Week 3 due to an ailing knee injury. While Brown hopes to return sooner rather than later, the second-year wideout is dealing with a significant knee bruise, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Following Tennessee’s season-opening victory over the Denver Broncos, it was revealed that Brown suffered a knee injury. Even though the team was optimistic he could return, Brown was unable to suit up in Week 2 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.

And after having another week to recover, it has been revealed that Brown is dealing with a knee bruise that hasn’t responded well. Given that, it is undetermined when the big-play wide receiver will be able to return for the Titans.

Entering the 2020 season, there were lofty expectations for Brown in his second season in the NFL. In his rookie campaign with the Titans in 2019, Brown caught 52 passes for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Besides leading all rookie wide receivers in touchdowns, Brown was also the only rookie pass-catcher to surpass 1,000 yards a season ago.

Without Brown on the field, Tennessee has seen the growth of Corey Davis to begin the season. Davis, the former No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, has hauled in 10 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown this season.

In addition to Davis, the Titans have given expanded workloads to Jonnu Smith and Adam Humphries. Until Brown’s injury improves, expect to see a heavy dosage of Davis, Smith, Humphries, along with Derrick Henry in Tennessee’s offense.