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Sep 19, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries (10) runs with the ball after the catch during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. (Douglas DeFelice/USA TODAY Sports)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

The Tennessee Titans will be without one of their wide receivers this Saturday against the Patriots, as Adam Humphries has officially been ruled out due to an ankle injury.

The news is hardly a shock, of course, as Humphries missed the final four games of the regular season and did not participate in any of the Titans’ practices leading up to the final injury report released on Thursday.

Humphries, who actually one of the Patriots’ primary targets in free agency last year, totaled 37 catches on 47 targets for 374 yards and two scores in 12 regular-season games with the Titans this season.

But the loss of Humphries is not expected to completely derail the Titans, as Mike Vrabel’s squad still features dynamic threats such as Derrick Henry (the league’s top rusher), rookie wideout AJ Brown, and tight end Jonnu Smith.

“It’s a big challenge,” Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore said of the Titans. “They can do everything. They can run the ball, they can throw it. So, any time you can do that and be balanced, you’re going to be a good offense. So, it’s going to take all 11 guys, and trusting each other and playing for each other.”

The Patriots, meanwhile, had six players listed as questionable on their final injury report.


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