Tennessee Titans rookie defensive tackle Jason Jones will miss Sunday’s game with the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a foot injury sustained in last week’s win over Chicago.
Jones has been wearing a walking boot on his right foot, and serves as the primary backup to starters Albert Haynesworth and Tony Brown. That role now falls to Kevin Vickerson on Sunday.
“It’s something you can prepare for because you come in with your mind already ready,” said Vickerson, who has been active for only four of Tennessee’s first nine games. “It’s a relief, but at the same time you don’t want to count on somebody being out. J.J. is a big part of this defense. … I’ve got to pick it up, because I’ve got to play for the both of us.”
Cornerback Nick Harper, who missed Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury, worked in limited fashion Thursday and was out again Friday. He is listed as probable for Sunday’s game.
Linebacker Keith Bulluck (ribs), defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (groin) and receiver Justin MccCareins (concussion) are listed as questionable on the injury report. None of the three practiced all week, with Bulluck being the most likely of that group to play Sunday.
Fullback Ahmard Hall practiced again Friday and is listed as probable against the Jaguars. Guard Eugene Amano, who practiced for the first time Friday sporting a brace on his left knee, is also listed as probable.