Titans Get Good News With Latest Julio Jones Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Tennessee Titans have gotten good news regarding the latest injury update on WR Julio Jones.
The Tennessee Titans have gotten good news regarding the latest injury update on WR Julio Jones. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Acquiring five-time All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones from the Atlanta Falcons earlier this year was by far the biggest move of the Tennessee Titans' offseason. However, Jones hasn't practiced since Aug. 2 due to a knee injury, which has also kept him out of Tennessee's first two preseason games.

Fortunately, the Titans and their fans got some good news to start their week as Jones was a part of Tuesday's walkthrough and even participated in individual drills. It was far from a full-speed practice, but this news is certainly encouraging for the organization as the 2021 NFL season quickly approaches.

Julio Jones Injury Update

There's still no telling as to whether or not Jones will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. However, his recent progress certainly has him trending in the right direction. The Titans will face off against the Chicago Bears in their preseason finale on Saturday, August 28, so it'll be interesting to see if Jones will be healthy enough to see some reps in that game.

Nevertheless, carry an injury designation isn't anything new for the 32-year-old, who was listed as "Questionable" each week last year more often than not. Jones played just nine games for the Falcons in 2020 due to injuries, finishing with 771 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Titans will be careful with Jones' recovery due to how important he is to the team. The Titans went 11-5 last year with A.J. Brown and Corey Davis as their top pass-catching options. Now, Tennessee's aerial game should be even more dangerous as Jones is a clear upgrade over Davis.

There's also the fact that Brown is coming off of his second straight 1,000-yard season and Jones was on pace to hit nearly 1,400 receiving yards had he played in all 16 games last year. Then when you add 2020 rushing yards leader Derrick Henry and veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the mix, it wouldn't be surprising if the Titans finished the 2021 NFL season with one of the best offenses.

While the new season hasn't begun yet, that hasn't stopped oddsmakers from viewing Tennessee as a Top-10 team in 2021. The Titans currently have +2500 odds to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, which ranks 10th-best leaguewide.

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