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Quick Hits After Friday's Titans Practice

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NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday to continue preparations for Sunday's game vs the Steelers at Heinz Field.

Here's a look at what happened on Friday:

-With rain in Nashville, the Titans moved Friday's practice into the team's indoor practice facility at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

-Outside linebacker Bud Dupree, moved to the team's "Designated for Return from Injured Reserve" list on Wednesday, practiced for the third day in a row on Friday. Dupree suffered an abdominal injury back on November 14 against the Saints and he hasn't played since.

This designation opened up a 21-day window for Dupree to practice with the team, and he will not count against the team's 53-man roster until being activated from Injured Reserve.

Dupree does not appear on the injury report since he's not currently on the 53-man roster.

The Titans have until Saturday to activate him for Sunday's game.

"It was good for him to be able get out there and practice, and move around," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Dupree. "We'll see how he responds when he comes in tomorrow and how he progresses towards the game."

-Linebacker David Long Jr. (hamstring) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Defensive lineman Teair Tart (ankle) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins (ankle) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Defensive lineman Larrell Murchison (knee) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Fullback Tory Carter (ankle) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Outside linebacker Harold Landry (hamstring), limited in practice on Wednesday, practiced for the second day on a row on Friday. He's good to go for Sunday.

-Safety Dane Cruikshank (illness) returned to practice on Friday after missing on Thursday. He's good to go for Sunday.

-The Titans added OLB Derick Roberson (illness) to the Injury Report on Thursday, but he was back at practice on Friday and he's good to go for Sunday.

-The Titans added offensive lineman Aaron Brewer (toe) to the Injury Report and listed him as QUESTIONABLE for Sunday's game.

-The Titans also added DL Denico Autry (knee) to the Injury Report today. Autry did not practice on Friday, but he's expected to play on Sunday.

-Three Titans took part in a numbers swap before practice on Friday. Fullback Khari Blasingame gave up his number (41) to linebacker Zach Cunningham, his former Vanderbilt teammate who was claimed off waivers by the Titans last week. Cunningham will now wear No.41, while Blasingame has switched from 41 to 45. Practice squad running back Jordan Wilkins, meanwhile, has switched from 45 to No.33.

Cunningham and Blasingame were in their new numbers at Friday's practice, but Wilkins was in No.22 – he's playing the part of Steelers running back Najee Harris this week as the scout team running back.

-Cunningham, claimed off waivers last Thursday, practiced for the third straight day with his new teammates.

After practice, Cunningham said he's happy to be back in Nashville, where he starred at Vanderbilt, and with the Titans.

"I'm glad for the opportunity I've been given," Cunningham said. "I was little but surprised (it happened), but here I am."

-The Titans once again blared the songs "Renegade" and "Black and Yellow" at practice, songs they'll hear on Sunday at Heinz Field.

-Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman was back at practice Friday after missing Thursday's session due to a family funeral.

-The Steelers released their final Injury Report on Friday, and it looked like this: CB Joe Haden (foot), TE Kevin Radar (hip) and DE Isaiah Buggs (ankle) are all QUESTIONABLE. LB Buddy Johnson (foot) is OUT. QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral/rt.shoulder), LB Alex Highsmith (quad), LB Robert Spillane (knee), LB T.J Watt (groin), T Zach Banner (knee) and DT Carlos Davis (knee) all appeared on the Injury Report at some point this week, but all are expected to play on Sunday.

-In addition to Titans HC Mike Vrabel, receiver Julio Jones, linebacker Harold Landry and Cunningham all talked to reporters after Friday's practice.

-The Titans are scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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