Tennessee Titans wideout A.J. Brown and left tackle Taylor Lewan are expected to return Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bills, according to reports.
Brown hasn’t played since Week 1 when he suffered a bone bruise on his knee. Lewan left the Titans’ Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings with a shoulder injury. The coronavirus outbreak on the team gave Lewan an extra week to recover in Week 4. The Sept. 27 contest vs. the Vikings was the last time the Titans played.
The starting offensive line is intact for Tennessee.
Brown’s return is fortuitous for the Titans, with Corey Davis and Adam Humphries still on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, with limited practices due to the outbreak, it’s unclear how impactful Brown will be.
The Titans get four players back from COVID reserve Tuesday night: Starting nose tackle DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, backup right tackle Isaiah Wilson, and practice squad cornerback Greg Mabin.
However, defensive end Jeffery Simmons, cornerback Kristian Fulton, OL Kamalei Correa, fullback Khari Blasingame, tight end MyCole Pruitt and two practice squad players join Davis and Humphries still on the list, pending a second consecutive negative test during the day.
Brown had a tremendous rookie season in 2019, catching 52 passes for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Brown reeled in five catches for 39 yards in the season opener.
Kalif Raymond and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are expected to be the other active WRs with Brown.