Six Tennessee Titans have been ruled out for the team’s visit to Pittsburgh this Sunday as a result of injury, the team announced on Friday.
Starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins (ankle), starting left guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder), starting inside linebacker David Long Jr. (hamstring), fullback Tory Carter (ankle) and rotational defensive lineman Larrell Murchison (knee) and Teair Tart (ankle) will all miss the Titans’ Week 15 game against the Steelers.
Those absences come in addition to the 16 Titans that are on the injured reserve list, which include starting running back Derrick Henry and backup Darrynton Evans, wide receivers A.J. Brown and Marcus Johnson and edge rushers Bud Dupree and Rashad Weaver and defensive backs Caleb Farley and Chris Jackson.
Options to start at cornerback in place of Jenkins include third-round rookie Elijah Molden and Chris Jones. Either Jayon Brown or Nick Dzubnar is expected to replace Long at inside linebacker.
Aaron Brewer and second-round rookie Dillon Radunz are the Titans’ backup guards. Brewer is listed as questionable himself with a toe injury.
Without Tart or Murchison, Kyle Peo will be only healthy backup defensive lineman on the 53-man roster. Amani Bledsoe and Kevin Strong are potential practice squad call-ups at that position.