Monday's Quick Hits: Nate Davis Time? Plus, the Plan in the Return Game and Titans Injuries

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NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Monday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to begin preparations for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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

The Plan for Nate Davis

The Titans drafted guard Nate Davis in the third-round of the NFL Draft, but up until now he's been a spectator during the regular season.

It sounds like that may change soon.

Davis has been inactive the first three games of the regular season as he works his way back from missing time during camp with an injury. He's performed well in practices in recent weeks, however, and he said on Monday he feels good.

"I want to try and play Nate," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. "We are going to try and get him ready to go as soon as we possibly can and I'm hopeful that's this week. … We're trying our best to get him (ready) and I know he is. He wants to get back and he wants to try and help this football team."

Jamil Douglas has started the first three games for the Titans at right guard. Kevin Pamphile, projected as the starter at right guard opposite left guard Rodger Saffold at the beginning of the season, has missed the first three games as well with a knee injury.

"I'm just trying to get back to being myself," Davis said on Monday. "I am feeling good, and doing whatever the team asks me to do. I feel good, and I have a lot of support behind me. I am very anxious."

Return Game

Vrabel indicated the plan is for Adam Humphries to work as the team's punt returner, in addition to Adoree' Jackson.

Jackson muffed a punt in Thursday's loss to the Jaguars that was recovered and quickly cashed in for a touchdown. Jackson said after the game he was trying to scoop up the ball and run.

"I was just trying to make a play," Jackson said. "It was just a big mistake on my part."

On the season, Jackson has returned three punts for an 8.7-yard average. Humphries has been back to field five punts, all for fair catches.

"I think we're going to focus on improving in that unit – that's something we have to improve on," Vrabel said. "There's been accountability there. … Hump has done it and he'll continue to do it, and Adoree' is going to continue to work on it. We feel like he has a skill set that can help us."

Injury Update

The Titans held a light practice on Monday after returning from the weekend.

Tight end Delanie Walker, running back Dion Lewis, guard Kevin Pamphile, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, linebacker Daren Bates and defensive back Chris Milton did not practice.

Running back David Fluellen was back in the practice field after being held out last week.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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