Titans get more bad news as lineman Dennis Kelly hospitalized with unknown virus

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The Tennessee Titans might be without offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, who was hospitalized with an unknown virus, for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.

Paul Kuharsky reported this alarming news on Saturday, noting the Titans promoted offensive tackle Tyler Marz from the practice squad and waived Kenneth Durden to make room for him.

This news is all bad all by itself, and we wish Kelly nothing but the best as he recovers. It’s awful for the Titans as well, because Kelly was already the backup plan. Both Jack Conklin and Taylor Lewan are out this Sunday as Tennessee prepares for the dangerous front seven of Houston.

Combined with the shaky status of starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Titans might be in very bad shape offensively in this coming game.