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Quick Hits After Friday's Titans Practice

Former Houston Oilers Robert Brazile, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Warren Moon and Curley Culp speak to the Titans after practice as part of Oilers Tribute Week.
Former Houston Oilers Robert Brazile, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Warren Moon and Curley Culp speak to the Titans after practice as part of Oilers Tribute Week.

NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday to put the finishing touches on preparations for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium.

Some quick hits after Friday's practice:

-As part of Oilers Tribute Week, several former Houston Oilers attended Friday's practice, and they were introduced to the team at the end after speaking to reporters before practice. Head coach Mike Vrabel introduced former Oilers Robert Brazile, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Warren Moon and Curley Culp to the players, and they received a round of applause.

-It was Billy "White Shoes" Johnson who broke the team down, and he borrowed a line from former Oilers head coach O.A. "Bum" Phillips in the process. "Every man, get a man," Johnson told the Titans, "and every good man, get two." Phillips will posthumously be added to the Oilers/Titans Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

-Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk attended practice wearing an Oilers pullover, and she mingled with the franchise's former greats. Kenneth S Adams IV from the ownership group also attended practice and spent time with the former Oilers.

-Tight end Anthony Firkser, who missed the Seattle game with a knee injury, has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs the Colts.

-Cornerback Caleb Farley, who missed the Seattle game with a shoulder injury, has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs the Colts.

-Outside linebacker Derick Roberson, added to the Injury Report this week with a knee injury, has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs the Colts.

-Left tackle Taylor Lewan, inactive for Sunday's game in Seattle after a pregame setback, practiced in full for the third day in a row and Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said he expects him to be ready to play on Sunday.

-Linebacker Jayon Brown, who missed Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, said after practice he's ready to return to action on Sunday vs the Colts. He was a full participant in Friday's session.

-Left guard Rodger Saffold, who left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, practiced again on Friday and he said he's working toward being able to play on Sunday vs the Colts. Saffold was outfitted in a yellow non-contact jersey again at practice, and he was limited in Friday's session.

-Outside linebacker Bud Dupree (knee) did not practice on Friday. He's listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

-Titans receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown both practiced again on Friday. Brown still appears on the Injury Report with a knee, but he looked good during the open portion throughout the week and was a full participant on Friday.

-Center Ben Jones (knee) practiced for the second straight day on Friday. He was a full participant on Friday.

-Tackle Ty Sambrailo, listed on the Injury Report with a foot injury, practiced again on Friday. Sambrailo was listed as a full participant after being limited on Thursday.

-Defensive back Chris Jackson (illness) practiced in full on Friday.

-The Colts release their final Injury Report on Friday. The Colts ruled LB Jordan Glasgow (concussion) and T Braden Smith (foot/thumb) out for Sunday's game, whole listing QB Carson Wentz (ankles) as questionable after he was limited in Friday's session after missing practices on Wednesday and Thursday. The rest of the Colts have been cleared to play vs the Titans.

-The Titans promoted tight end Tommy Hudson from the practice squad to the team's active roster after practice. Hudson, initially signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, played in the team's game last week at Seattle after being activated for the game. Hudson caught one pass for 14 yards vs the Seahawks, and he played in 21 of the team's 88 offensive snaps. In addition to Firkser, who has been ruled out for Sunday, Hudson joins MyCole Pruitt and Geoff Swaim on the active roster.

-The Titans are scheduled to hold a walk-through on Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Colts.

-In addition to Jones, Saffold, Brown and Jackson, all featured above in videos, Titans safety Dane Cruikshank talked to reporters after practice on Friday.

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