Titans DT Jones out, needs shoulder evaluation

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 2:53pm

Defensive tackle Jason Jones will miss another game for the Tennessee Titans, as he has been officially declared out for Sunday’s game in Indianapolis.

Jones, who has been plagued by a shoulder injury since originally suffering the injury against the New York Jets on Sept. 27, will undergo further evaluation on the shoulder that has kept him out the past two games and has caused him to miss four games prior to this week altogether.

Jones has been an effective interior pass rusher as he is still tied for the team lead with four sacks, despite missing four games.

The defensive line is somewhat banged up, as Sen’Derrick Marks was held out of another practice on Friday and will be questionable against the Colts because of an ankle injury. Defensive end Jacob Ford (abdoment strain) practiced on a limited basis on Friday, and is listed as questionable.

Receiver Justin Gage, who has missed three games with a back injury, was a full participant on Friday, but is listed as questionable against the Colts. Safety Michael Griffin (shoulder) was a full participant on Friday and is questionable, while kicker Rob Bironas (ankle) was a full participant and is probable.

Linebacker Colin Allred will be doubtful because of a hamstring injury, as he has not practiced all week.