Jason Jones will not need surgery on his injured left knee, but will probably miss at least the rest of the preseason.
Jones sprained his knee on the very first play from scrimmage for the Titans defense – a play that wound up being an 83-yard touchdown pass from St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford to receiver Brandon Graham in the 17-16 Rams preseason victory over the Titans.
“He got great pressure. He beat the guy inside and he ends up tripping over someone else,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “The good thing is yes, he will not need surgery. We're thinking it's a couple of weeks maybe. Having a short week after this week, we're thinking that the best possibility is the Jacksonville game.”
In addition to Jones, center Kevin Matthews, son of Hall of Fame offensive line coach Bruce Matthews, suffered a sprained ankle in the second half of the game and will be in a walking boot for the next couple of weeks.
Elsewhere, there was good news as the Titans should get receiver Kenny Britt some game action Saturday night against the Chicago Bears, barring any setbacks this week in practice.
Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks should also finally be able to take part in team drills as he is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.
Also, linebacker Barrett Ruud (shoulder), and tackle David Stewart (hamstring) should be able to return to practice at some point this week.
As well, the Titans are expecting safety Nick Schommer (hamstring) to be able to play vs. Chicago.