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Friday's Quick Hits: Dalyn Dawkins Set for Special Return, Kevin Byard's Success vs Joe Flacco, and the Titans Injury Report


NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Here's a look at three quick hits from Friday:

"It's Special"

The Titans promoted running back Dalyn Dawkins to the active roster this week, and the timing couldn't have been better.

Dawkins not only played at Colorado State, he used to attend games in Denver when his Hall of Fame uncle Brian Dawkins played for the Broncos.

Being back at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium will be special, Dawkins said on Friday.

"I tell you what," Dawkins said. "Watching my uncle play in the stadium, I never would have thought that I would go there to go to school and play football and have a chance to play in that stadium myself.

"I remember my last time playing there (in college), wondering if I would ever play there again, and here I am," Dawkins. "It's special. I have a lot of people wanting to come out and support me."

Dawkins joined running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis on the roster, along with Rod Smith, who was signed earlier in the week.

Dawkins said there's something different about playing in Denver.

"Growing up in Louisville," Dawkins said, "the (altitude) does take some getting used to. If you're in shape, you're good, but you do feel it a little bit more. You get used to it after warm-ups."

Facing Flacco

Titans safety Kevin Byard has faced Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco twice in his career, and he's picked him off three times in those games.

On Sunday, Byard and the Titans will try and make plays against Flacco in Denver.

"I think he's a big, strong-armed guy," Byard said of Flacco. "He might not be the most mobile or agile quarterback, but at the same time he can make every throw on the field.

"I am fortunate to have some interceptions off of him, but he's a great quarterback, a savvy quarterback who does a good job of looking safeties off in the red zone. So that's something I am definitely have to be conscious of."

Injury Report

Outside linebacker Cameron Wake (hamstring) and linebacker Sharif Finch (shoulder) have been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Defensive back Chris Milton (calf) did not practice again on Friday and he's listed a questionable, along with Smith, who was added to the injury report on Friday with a groin injury.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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