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Titans rule out WRs A.J. Brown, Julio Jones vs. Jets

Ryan Tannehill will have to look down the depth chart for targets this weekend.

Titans receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown are out for Sunday's contest against the New York Jets, Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel told reporters Friday. Both Brown and Jones are dealing with hamstring injuries suffered in Tennessee's Week 3 win over Indianapolis.

Brown was a non-factor last weekend, exiting early and never returning, while Jones' hamstring issue appeared later in the game. Instead of connecting with his top two receivers for scores, Tannehill found Chester Rogers, rookie Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and running back Jeremy McNichols on touchdown passes in the 25-16 win.

After failing to make a difference in Week 1, Jones came on strong in Week 2, catching six passes for 128 yards in an overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Brown posted two straight games of 40-plus receiving yards in his first pair of outings this season before playing just eight snaps in Week 3.

Tannehill will have to replicate his Week 3 performance against the winless Jets, who currently boast the 10th-ranked pass defense, but are dead last in the league in point differential (-16.7). There are worse matchups to enter without a team's top two receivers, but as is often the case in the NFL, surprises can sneak up on any team, any Sunday.

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