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Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) out vs. Falcons; HC Mike Vrabel maintains both Willis, Levis will play Sunday

The Titans are entering Week 8 with a dual-quarterback strategy. Neither will be Ryan Tannehill.

The veteran will not play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Mike Vrabel announced Friday, due to an ankle injury suffered in Tennessee's loss to Baltimore in Week 6.

The news isn't a complete surprise. Tennessee has spent the week preparing to play without Tannehill, and Vrabel has informed media members they'll see both second-year passer Malik Willis and rookie Will Levis in Sunday's game against the Falcons in Nashville.

The Titans turned to Willis following Tannehill's ankle injury in their Week 6 game in London. The Liberty product completed 4 of 5 passes for 74 yards in the defeat.

Levis joined the Titans via a second-round pick in the 2023 draft, but has not yet risen to backup status in Tennessee, where Vrabel's staff has preferred the slightly more experienced Willis to fill the role behind Tannehill. Levis has yet to appear in a game in his rookie season, though that could change this weekend if Vrabel stays true to his statement that both quarterbacks will play.

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