NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's season opener against the Arizona Cardinals at Nissan Stadium.
Some quick hits after Friday's practice:
-After practice, Titans coach Mike Vrabel named David Quessenberry the team's starting right tackle for Sunday's game.
Quessenberry played in 12 games for the Titans in 2020, with six starts at left tackle.
"He was out there consistently, and he did a nice job," Vrabel said. "He helped us function here offensively at the end of last year, and now through training camp. That is a testament to him, and obviously that unit."
-Linebacker David Long, who is on the Injury Report with a hamstring injury, has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
-Titans kicker Sam Ficken was added to the Injury Report with a right groin injury. He was limited in practice, and listed as questionable.
-The Titans on Friday added kicker Michael Badgley to the practice squad, while releasing lineman Christian DiLauro from the practice squad. Badgley (5-10, 183) has three years of NFL experience after entering the NFL as an undrafted college free agent with the Indianapolis Colts. For his career (2018-20), he has connected on a 52 of 65 field goal attempts and 82 of 86 on extra points, all while kicking for the Chargers. Badgley has a career-long of 59 yards and is perfect (30-30) on attempts inside of 40 yards. He had a four-year career at the University of Miami (Fla.), where he set the school mark for career field goals made.
-Titans receiver A.J. Brown, who missed practice on Wednesday, practiced in full for the second straight day on Friday after returning on Thursday. Brown spoke to reporters on Friday, and he said he feels good and ready to go despite being listed on the team's Injury Report with a "knee."
-Receiver Julio Jones practiced for the fourth day this week. Like Brown, Jones talked to reporters on Friday, and he said he's ready to go as well. Jones does not appear on the team's Injury Report for Week One.
-Cornerback Chris Jackson, listed on the Injury Report with a hamstring injury, practiced again on Friday. He was limited in practices all week, and listed as questionable for the game.
-Receiver Josh Reynolds, who was added to the team's Injury Report on Thursday with a foot injury, was on the practice field on Friday. Reynolds was limited, and listed as questionable.
-Tight end Tommy Hudson, who was also added to the team's Injury Report on Thursday with a toe injury, was limited at practice on Friday and listed as questionable for the game.
-CBS analyst Aaron Taylor, who will work Sunday's game alongside play-by-play man Tom McCarthy, attended Friday's session and spent time chatting with Titans GM Jon Robinson.
-The Cardinals released their Final Injury Report on Friday, and it looked like this: TE Darrell Daniels (toe) was a full participant on Friday, and is good to go; LB Dennis Gardeck (knee) did not practice, and is OUT. WR Antoine Wesley (illness) did not practice and is OUT.
-In addition to Jones and Brown, Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan also spoke to reporters after today's practice. After his 2020 season was cut short with an ACL injury, Lewan is counting the hours until kickoff.
-Vrabel said the team's captains won't wear the "C" captain patch again this season.
-Vrabel was headed to get a haircut after Friday's practice so he'll have a clean look on Sunday.
-The Titans will have a walk-through on Saturday prior to Sunday's game against the Cardinals.