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Friday's Quick Hits: A.J. Brown a Willing Blocker, Updates on WR Adam Humphries and LB Jayon Brown, and the Titans Injury Report


NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Here's a look at three quick hits from Friday:

A.J. Brown: Wins More Important Than Catches

Titans rookie receiver A.J. Brown had five 100-yard games during the regular season, along with 1,051 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

In two postseason games, however, Brown has just two catches for 13 yards as the Titans have leaned on running back Derrick Henry.

But Brown isn't moping.

Brown said he's willing to do his part in other ways, like blocking.

"We don't know how long Derrick is going to run, so you have to finish longer than the guy with the ball," Brown said. "Regardless of how many times we touch the ball as receivers, we still have jobs to do. We are guys who do more than just catch the ball – we have other jobs, too."

Brown, the team's second-round draft pick in 2019, said the playoff ride has been fun.

Could he be more involved in the passing game this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium?

Well, stay tuned.

"The goal is to win," Brown said. "I'm sure you could check with every receiver here, and they'd tell you they want the ball, of course. Everybody wants the ball. But we have to do our job, and if it's blocking, then we're going to do that.

"We'll see how it goes (this week). With their passing offense, we're going to have to slow them down, so Derrick is going to have to keep doing his thing. But as long as we get the win, nobody cares."

Humphries, Brown Updates

Titans receiver Adam Humphries practiced for the third straight day on Friday.

Humphries returned to practice this week for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the team's Dec. 1 contest against the Colts. He's missed the last six games with the injury.

"Obviously I am looking forward to the game on Sunday," Humphries said on Friday. "As I said earlier, just being able to be on the field with these guys and being able to get in the huddle this week (in practices) and do what I have been doing, it's been awesome."

Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Humphries will be evaluated leading up to Sunday.

Linebacker Jayon Brown, who missed the Baltimore game with a shoulder injury, also practiced again on Friday.

Both Humphries and Brown were listed as limited on the Injury Report, and questionable for Sunday's game.

"We have been practicing hard," Brown said. "When it comes to Sunday, we're going to let it all out and give it all we've got. It's going to be a fun one. We're focused."

Injury Report

The Titans listed seven players as questionable for Sunday's game.

In addition to Humphries (ankle) and Brown (shoulder), tackle Jack Conklin (shoulder), linebacker Rashaan Evans (foot), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (foot), linebacker David Long (knee) and receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) all practiced on a limited basis on Friday and were listed as questionable.

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (illness), who missed practice on Wednesday, was a full participant again on Friday an is good to go.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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