Tennessee Titans going with cautious approach with injured rookie A.J. Brown
Tennessee Titans rookie receiver AJ Brown had been one of the most eye-catching young players during the early portions of the teams offseason program. Though he will have to wait a little longer to get back on the field.
Brown suffered an apparent hamstring injury in practice last week, and the team doesn’t want to push their luck with his health.
According to reporter Paul Kuharksy, the wideout will be held out of team drills during this week’s minicamp.
“While A.J. Brown is available to practice in the Titans’ minicamp starting Tuesday and will do some work, the team will hold him out of team periods to be cautious,” Kuharksy wrote.
The Titans seem optimistic about Brown and he’s been praised by many analysts. If he maintains his health after moving past this, there are high expectations for what the second-rounder can accomplish in Nashville.
Brown, a second-round draft pick, is someone the Titans hope can be part of transforming a longstanding problem position. He was an impact player in his three-year college career at Ole Miss, racking up 189 receptions for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns over 34 appearances.
Between Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, and Brown, the Titans receiving corps has the opportunity to do some special things this year. They just need to realize that potential on the field.
Davis is on a promising path, but so far has yet to live up to his billing as a first-round selection. He and Brown have a chance to transform the position group. But first Brown needs to get on the field.