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The Titans have ruled LBs David Long and Rashaan Evans out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. That leaves Jayon Brown and Monty Rice as the starters, with Brown the top choice for IDP lineups.

9:30pm EST 11/12/21

The Titans have ruled LB David Long (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. LB Rashaan Evans (ankle) is questionable but doesn't look like a particularly good bet to play. He followed a limited Wednesday by missing practice Thursday and Friday. No Evans would leave Jayon Brown and rookie Monty Rice as the off-ball LBs. Brown played 70% of the snaps in Sunday night's win over the Rams, his return from a knee sprain that landed him on IR. We're betting that Brown increases that playing time and leads Evans or Rice in that category. He supplied 7 solos last week and should be a solid bet for at least LB3 production vs. New Orleans -- with upside beyond that.

Titans LB Rashaan Evans is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts after popping up on Friday's injury report with an ankle issue that kept him out of practice. That should keep Evans out of IDP lineups even if he's active. The team also designated LB Jayon Brown to return from IR this week. We don't yet know whether he has a chance to play Sunday.

The Titans on Friday placed LB Jayon Brown on IR with a knee injury. He'll miss at least the next 3 games. David Long should be the playing-time leader at the position while Brown is out. He has been the past 3 weeks, with Brown seeing his snaps limited while he dealt with a hamstring injury and then the knee. LB Rashaan Evans, meanwhile, hasn't exceeded 70% snap share since the opener.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. A hamstring injury cost Brown Week 2. He was back to full practice by the Friday of Week 3, though, and finished that week off the injury report. But Brown then played only 16% of the snaps against the Colts. Last week found him fully participating in practice every day, but then Brown played just 31% of the snaps vs. the Jets. We haven't seen any specific report yet on this knee issue or explanation of Brown's recent playing time. He can't be used in IDP lineups until we see a return to starter-level playing time. David Long has started each of the past 3 games and played nearly every snap.

Titans LB Jayon Brown (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Seahawks. David Long figures to start in his place next to Rashaan Evans. OLB Bud Dupree (knee) is active but a low-end IDP option at best.

Titans LB Jayon Brown (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game at Seattle. He missed practice Friday with a hamstring injury that didn't affect his participation either of the previous 2 days. That progression doesn't seem to bode well for Brown's game status. OLB Bud Dupree is also questionable with a knee issue. We wouldn't be using him in IDP lineups even if he's active.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that LB Jayon Brown is re-signing with the Titans on a 1-year, $5.25 million deal. Those terms scream "prove it" contract, with Brown coming off a dislocated and fractured elbow that ended his 2020 season prematurely. We're a little surprised the productive young LB couldn't get more in this market, but perhaps teams want to see him start a full 16 games before committing beyond that level. Brown lost 8 games to injuries over the past 2 years (6 of those in 2020) after taking over a starting spot about midway through 2018. He has rated among the top LBs in coverage since then and delivered starter-level fantasy production. Barring a setback with his elbow this offseason, expect to find Brown back among the top 24 LBs in our 2021 IDP rankings.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Titans LB Jayon Brown got full, "unrestricted" medical clearance Friday to return from the elbow injury that ended his 2020 season. Brown fractured and dislocated his left elbow in November, but he should be fully ready for the coming season. The timing looks especially positive for Brown, as he's set to hit unrestricted free agency later this month. We'll see if the 26-year-old stays in Tennessee. Brown has spent the past 2 years as a strong IDP contributor.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown is expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring his left elbow in Sunday's win over the Ravens, according to multiple reports. He fractured and dislocated the elbow, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That positions Rashaan Evans as the lead ILB for Tennessee going forward. Will Compton took over and closed out the game in Brown's spot Sunday.

The Titans on Tuesday placed ILB Jayon Brown on the PUP list. HC Mike Vrabel did not disclose the injury in announcing the move to reporters. We'll keep an eye on Brown's status as camp gets rolling.

Titans ILBs Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans and CB Adoree’ Jackson are all active for today’s game against the Chiefs after entering the day questionable. That’ll all help the defense, but Tennessee will need some turnover and/or scoring luck to help you in fantasy.

Titans ILBs Jayon Brown (shoulder) and Rashaan Evans (foot) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Both put in limited practices all week. We'll see about their availability Sunday afternoon.

The Titans have ruled LB Jayon Brown (groin) and DL Jurrell Casey (shoulder) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. That means a start for Wesley Woodyard, who has generally delivered numbers when in the lineup.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown put in full practices Thursday and Friday and didn't appear on the week's final injury report. It looks like he's ready to return for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after missing Week 7.

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