Lewan carted off

Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan gives the crowd a thumbs up sign as he is carted off the field due to precautions regarding a concussion in Monday night's game. Lewan remains in the concussion protocol and will not play Sunday vs. the Chiefs.

The Tennessee Titans will be without left tackle Taylor Lewan on Sunday against Kansas City due to the concussion he sustained Monday night against Buffalo.

Lewan wound up being carted off the field as a precautionary measure, though he had full feeling in his extremities.

The veteran left tackle did not practice all week due to remaining in the concussion protocol, meaning that Kendall Lamm, who finished up for Lewan against the Bills, will make the start at left tackle.

In addition to Lewan, the Titans will be without punt returner Chester Rogers, who is battling a groin injury and did not practice this week either.

With Cam Batson on injured reserve due to a knee injury sustained against the Bills, the Titans could potentially have issues in the return game.

Marcus Johnson handled kickoff returns well Monday night when inserted into that role after Batson’s injury. He will remain in that role, but said Friday that he has not done any punt returns.

The Titans options at the punt return position are unclear. Receiver Mason Kinsey is available on the practice squad, if the Titans want to elevate him for the game. The Titans also have Jeremy McNichols as a potential option, though he has been hampered by an ankle injury and did not play Monday night despite being active.

Linebacker Monty Rice will miss a second straight game with a groin injury.

Also, the Titans activated punter Brett Kern from the Covid-19 list and will have him available against the Chiefs.

Receiver A.J. Brown, who continues to battle his way back from food poisoning, appears on track to play, as does Julio Jones, whose hamstring injury did not allow him to finish Monday night. Both were able to practice Friday and did their media sessions after practice.