The Tennessee Titans haven’t had a whole lot of luck on the injury front so far during the 2021 season.

Over a dozen key contributors are currently unavailable due to various ailments of differing degrees of severity.

To put into context just how banged up Tennessee is, here’s the list of players currently unavailable for the team because of injury.

The players on this list either 1) are on injured reserve, 2) missed Sunday’s game/left early and did not fully practice on Wednesday.

All of these players began the regular season on the Titans’ active roster.


The one spot the Titans have lucked out. Ryan Tannehill is still trucking along. Logan Woodside did make his way, though, to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.


  • Derrick Henry
  • Darrynton Evans
  • Jeremy McNichols

Just how depleted are the Titans at running back? None of the RBs who played for them in their loss to Houston on Sunday were on the active roster at the start of the season.

Henry is, of course, the most crushing injury on this entire list.


  • A.J. Brown
  • Julio Jones
  • Marcus Johnson
  • Cameron Batson
  • Racey McMath

Could this get any worse?

How many other teams in the league are missing their top three receivers?

Poor Tannehill is stuck, now, throwing to the likes of Dez Fitzpatrick and Chester Rogers.


Clean bill of health.


  • Nate Davis

The quintet of Taylor Lewan, Rodger Saffold, Ben Jones, Davis and David Quessenberry has yet to play a full game together, but that could very well happen against New England on Sunday if Davis clears concussion protocol.


  • Bud Dupree
  • Rashad Weaver

Dupree’s injury luck has not been great in 2021. He began the season limited because of a knee injury, and now he’s dealing with an abdominal injury.

His presence is irreplaceable, and the Titans’ pass rush has been significantly less productive without him.


  • Rashaan Evans
  • David Long Jr.

Tennessee’s inside linebackers have, especially, struggled to stay healthy. Evans, Long and Jayon Brown each have missed multiple games.


  • Dane Cruikshank
  • Caleb Farley
  • Chris Jackson
  • Jackrabbit Jenkins

The Titans’ secondary has been banged up all year long, consistently forcing replacement-level players into meaningful game action. Not having Cruikshank reduces defensive coordinator Shane Bowen’s flexibility.

At least Kristian Fulton is back and playing well.


  • Teair Tart

Tart is a talented run defender, and his absence was noticeable in the Titans’ embarrassing loss to the Texans. He’s blossomed in year two.

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