NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Here's a look at three quick hits from Friday:
_F_ormer Chattanooga defensive lineman Isaiah Mack played in his first NFL game on Sunday in Cleveland, and it was a thrill of a lifetime.
"Incredible," Mack said on Friday. "It was incredible, just a different feeling."
Mack made the Titans out of training camp as an undrafted free agent, and he played in 26 snaps. In the contest, he recorded four tackles, and one quarterback pressure.
The challenge on Sunday against the Colts is a big one. Indianapolis has a formidable offensive line, and in the season opener last week Colts running back Marlon Mack rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown.
"I still have a lot of stuff I need to improve on, and I know I have a long way to go before I can say that I'm doing good," Mack said. "I just have to keep working. … It's always important to stop the run, and that's something we're going to have to try and do this week."
Mack said the support back home in Chattanooga has meant a lot. He flashed a big smile on Friday when relaying a story about a billboard in the city. Mack said he expects roughly 15 family members and friends to be at the game on Sunday.
"It is just awesome to have people show love and just be happy for me," Mack said. "The Barn Nursery back in Chattanooga, with (owner) Jim Webster, posted a billboard with my name on it. Stuff like that, I never thought would happen.
"My mom said that they did it, and I was like, 'Nah, that didn't really happen." Then somebody sent me a picture and I was like, "Wow, I never thought something like that would happen."
Another Turn for Douglas
Kevin Pamphile has been ruled out for Sunday's game, which means Jamil Douglas is expected to start again for the Titans.
Douglas, who worked with the first group a good deal in training camp, also started last Sunday against the Browns.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Douglas held up well in Cleveland, but said he can always improve. Douglas has played in 18 games in his NFL career, with seven starts.
"Just like everybody else, just be more consistent, finish, and limit whatever mental errors there were," Vrabel said. "He's a grinder, has been around the league looking to find a home. Right now he has gotten an opportunity and he's making the most of it."
Linebacker Reggie Gilbert (knee) did not practice again on Friday and he's also been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Running back David Fluellen (hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday and he's questionable.
The Titans added defensive lineman Jurrell Casey to the Injury Report (hip) on Friday. He was limited in today's session but is not listed with a designation so he's good to go.
The Tennessee Titans practice on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)
TitansOnline.com looks back at the all-time series with the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photos)
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