Titans rule out Jonnu Smith, Adoree' Jackson vs Browns; Adam Humphries out of concussion protocol

Drake Hills
Nashville Tennessean

The Titans have ruled out tight end Jonnu Smith (knee) and cornerback Adoree' Jackson (knee) for Sunday's game.

However, coach Mike Vrabel said Friday that wide receiver Adam Humphries cleared concussion protocol and is "hopeful" to play Sunday (noon, CBS) against the Browns (8-3) at Nissan Stadium. Humphries   returned to practice this week after missing four games.

Before Humphries suffered a hard hit from Bengals safety Jessie Bates on Nov. 1, he had caught 11 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in s three previous games.

Smith played 75% of the snaps against the Colts in last Sunday's win, but wasn't targeted in the passing game. He has reeled in seven touchdowns on 30 catches and 338 yards.

The Titans (8-3) had activated Jackson off the injured reserved list Nov. 11, but the fourth-year defensive back, who has not played this season, did not practice this week.

"I don't think there's necessarily a setback," Vrabel said Wednesday of Jackson. "He's making his way back. He has good days and he has bad days. He's not out there practicing." 

As for Humphries, his return would give the Titans their top three receivers again, joining A.J. Brown and Corey Davis

"The more guys that we can get back, the better," Vrabel said Friday. "Certainly at this point in the year, nobody's 100% so we'll just continue to try to find ways to put guys in positions that can help us win and help us score points."

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