Marcus Johnson is done for the season. The Titans veteran wideout has been placed on injured reserve, reports Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus. Since this is Johnson’s second IR stint of the season, he’ll have to sit out the rest of the 2021 campaign.
Johnson suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday that knocked him out for the majority of the contest. The receiver was a standout during training camp and preseason, but he landed on IR prior to the start of the season. He ended up returning in Week 5 and has played in each of the Titans' last seven games (with three starts). In total, the 27-year-old has collected 158 yards from scrimmage on 11 touches.
In total, Johnson has seen time in 41 career games, hauling in 51 receptions for 839 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to his stint in Tennessee, he spent three seasons with the Colts.
With Julio Jones on IR, Johnson was expected to see a larger role in the offense, and he had a breakout game with an 100-yard outing in Week 10. A.J. Brown is also banged up, meaning the Titans' passing attack could be led by the likes of Chester Rogers, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Dez Fitzpatrick during this weekend’s showdown with the Patriots.
Johnson wasn’t the only Titans player to land on IR on Tuesday. The team also cornerback Chris Jackson on injured reserve.