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Titans DL Brown hyperextends right knee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 27, 2006) -- Tennessee defensive lineman Tony Brown hyperextended his right knee during practice and will undergo an MRI exam. Brown hurt his knee when he planted on his leg and went down.

Brown was signed a day after the NFL suspended Albert Haynesworth for five games, and he has played in 11 games with two starts. He had 47 tackles and 13 quarterback pressures.

Defensive tackle Robaire Smith (toe) missed practice and is questionable for the Dec. 31 game with New England (11-4). Defensive end Travis LaBoy also is questionable with a sore knee. Defensive linemen Rien Long and Antwan Odom already are on injured reserve.

Fisher called the injuries a concern.

"We've been through it, but we've battled. Tony's come in and done a great job for us. Hopefully, it's not going to affect him. If it does ... if Tony can't play, Jesse will be active and Jesse's going to have to play," Fisher said of rookie Jesse Mahelona.

Running back Travis Henry watched practice to rest his sore ankle. Receiver Bobby Wade also is questionable with a mild ankle sprain.

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