Julio Jones’ injury status ahead of Titans clash vs. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
The Tennessee Titans boast a 4-2 record and are fresh off a victory against Josh Allen and a formidable Buffalo Bills squad. They’ve garnered much of this success despite the fact that their splashiest offseason in Julio Jones has yet to make a huge dent on the stat sheet.
The standout wide receiver has been hampered by a hamstring injury that kept him out of the Titans lineup for Weeks 4 and 5, while also knocking him out early from their win against the Bills in Week 6.
But the good news for the Titans is that it appears he’ll be ready to go for their critical clash against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, there’s the two-time All-Pro wideout is bullish on his chances to suit up.
#Titans WR Julio Jones (hamstring) expressed optimism this week that he’ll play despite being listed as questionable, and source said that is the expectation.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2021
Jones has been targeted just 23 times this season, hauling 15 catches for 263 total yards in his four games played. He’s still looking for his first touchdown in a Titans uniform, and fans sure hope he can get a TD or two as they face off against a potent Chiefs offense.
The Chiefs are a pedestrian 3-3 for the season and look to get back above .500 with a win over Tennessee in Week 7. But with Derrick Henry playing like a true MVP candidate, and the Pro Bowl pairing of Julio Jones and A.J. Brown potentially healthy, the Titans have the firepower keep their opponents at bay.