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Friday's Quick Hits: Harold Landry Ready to "Take Next Step," Jamil Douglas on Call at RG, and the Titans Injury Report


NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday to wrap up preparations for Sunday's season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

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

Landry Ready

Harold Landry didn't play at all in the preseason, and his work on the practice field was limited during the end of August.

But Titans coach Mike Vrabel said on Friday Landry will be one of the starters on Sunday at outside linebacker after making progress in recent weeks.

And Landry said he's good to go.

"I feel great, ready to go," Landry said on Friday. "It's the first game of my second year, and I am ready to get this thing rolling.

"Even though I didn't play in any of the games I never checked out mentally. I was always there in meetings, doing what I needed to do to stay on top of everything I needed to do. So even though I did not play in any of the games I am not a step behind. I am still ready to go and excited for Game 1."

Landry, a second-round pick of the Titans in the 2018 NFL Draft, played in 15 games last season for the Titans.

Landry finished his rookie year with 46 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 18 quarterback pressures.

The Boston College product said he's learned additional moves during the offseason and thinks he's a completely different player. He wants to be able to do more than just be a "speed" guy.

"I am very far ahead of where I was this time last year, in my opinion," Landry said. "Just way better at the point of attack, and I am way more comfortable with everything I am asked to do in our defense. And the game has slowed down.

"… The greatest in this league, they do it consistently, and they do it week in and week out and that's what I want to do. I want to show up every single week, be disruptive, try my hardest to create turnovers for our offense and make the playoffs and go from there."

Douglas On Call

Kevin Pamphile missed his second straight day of practice on Friday, and his status for Sunday's game is now up in the air.

Heading into the week, Pamphile was expected to start for the Titans at right guard. Pamphile (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game, Vrabel said.

Now, Jamil Douglas could be that guy in Cleveland.

"That's what I am here for," Douglas said. "The NFL is a next man up mentality and that's why I am on this team, to fill in wherever I am needed and to play hard and help this team get a W."

Douglas has 17 games of NFL experience. He worked extensively with the first team unit at both guard spots during training camp.

Vrabel said rookie guard Nate Davis is still catching up after missing so much practice time.

"They play hard," Douglas said of Cleveland's defensive front. "They play aggressive, and they have something to prove. So we have to come out and match their intensity even more and just get after them."

Injury Report

Outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Pamphile (knee) is the only Titan listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Jack Conklin (knee) practiced again on Friday and he's good to go for Sunday.

Safety Kevin Byard recorded three interceptions and Ryan Succop's fourth field goal of the game in overtime gave the Titans a 12-9 victory in Week 7 of the 2017 season in Cleveland. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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