As expected, Fluellen will remain sidelined due to a non-contact injury suffered during a Week 10 win over the Patriots. As long as Fluellen remains sidelined, Dalyn Dawkins will serve as Tennessee's No. 3 running back behind starters Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis.
Fluellen went down with a non-contact injury against the Patriots on Sunday, which typically suggests a ligament issue. Fortunately he isn't expected to miss an extended period of time, though he remains without a concrete timetable for return. He hasn't seen much action on offense and his absence shouldn't impact the team greatly.
When Fluellen took the handoff, he instantly dropped to the ground in pain. A non-contact knee injury suggests there's ligament damage, but there likely won't be an official diagnosis until after the game.
Fluellen had a two-yard run during Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Chargers.
The touch was Fluellen's first of the season. For all of the name recognition in Tennessee's rushing attack, the team actually ranks in the bottom 10 of the league at 3.9 yards per carry. In theory, Fluellen could be in line to see if he can change those fortunes, but it's also fair to wonder -- if the team thought that he could add a spark -- why he has only one carry at this point in the season. Either way, a Week 9 matchup following the bye against Dallas' third-ranked run defense at 3.6 yards per carry is unlikely to provide much relief no matter who carries the ball for the Titans.
Fluellen (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Fluellen has been nursing a groin injury that's caused him to miss the Titans' last two games. After returning to practice Wednesday, the second-year running back looks like a go for Sunday's matchup with the Bills, with the bulk of his snaps expected to come on special teams.
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