Titans place WR A.J. Brown on IR
Tennessee will be without A.J. Brown for at least three weeks. Christine Tannous/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK

Titans add WR A.J. Brown to growing list of key skill players on IR

The Tennessee Titans will be without A.J. Brown for at least three weeks after placing the third-year wide receiver on injured reserve Saturday.

Brown, 24, suffered a chest injury during the Titans' 22-13 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 11 and didn't practice at all leading up to the team's Week 12 game against the New England Patriots. Now he'll miss at least three weeks, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said the Titans expect Brown back before the end of December.

Brown joins several other key offensive contributors on injured reserve with running back Derrick Henry and wide receivers Julio Jones, Cameron Batson and Marcus Johnson all recovering from injuries.

Due to the string of injuries at receiver, the Titans have been forced to turn to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chester Rogers, among others, for production. Tennessee added 33-year-old veteran Golden Tate to the practice squad earlier in November, but hasn't yet moved him to the active roster. Tate is ineligible to play Sunday against the Patriots.

Brown was a Pro Bowler in 2020 after finishing the year with 1,075 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Through 10 games in 2021, Brown has 46 receptions for 615 yards with three touchdowns.

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