AJ Brown will not play with Titans game against Patriots

Brown suffered chest, rib and hand injuries against Texans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans ruled out wide receiver AJ Brown for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Brown suffered chest, rib and hand injuries during last week’s 22-13 loss to the Houston Texans. He played 40 offensive plays and finished with five receptions for 48 yards on nine attempts.

The Titans will likely turn to rookie Dez Fitzpatrick to line up in place of Brown. Tennessee could also add veteran wide receiver Golden Tate from the practice team to the 53-man roster.

In 10 games, Brown has 46 receptions for 615 yards and three touchdowns. He also missed Tennessee’s Week 4 loss to the New York Jets due to a knee injury.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel ruled out defensive tackle Teair Tart, linebackers David Long and Rashaan Evans, running back Jeremy McNichols and guard Nate Davis for Sunday’s game.