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Quick Hits After Thursday's Titans Practice

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NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Monday's game vs the Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium.

Some quick hits after Thursday's practice:

-Receiver Julio Jones, who hasn't played the past two games because of a hamstring injury, practiced once again on Thursday.

Jones, who has 12 catches for 204 yards on the season, left the team's game against the Colts in the second half, and didn't return. Watching Jones work in individual drills for the second straight day, he looked good.

Jones was listed on the Injury Report as a full participant.

-Receiver A.J. Brown, who returned to action on Sunday in Jacksonville after missing the Jets game because of a hamstring injury, also practiced again on Thursday.

Brown was listed on the Injury Report as a full participant.

-Cornerback Caleb Farley (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

-Cornerback Kristian Fulton (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday.

-Linebacker Monty Rice (groin) did not practice on Thursday.

-Guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder) did not practice on Thursday.

-Defensive lineman Teair Tart (toe) did not practice on Thursday.

-FB Khari Blasingame (shoulder) was limited on practice on Thursday.

-Tackle Taylor Lewan (toe) was limited in practice on Thursday.

-Running back Jeremy McNichols (ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday.

-Receiver Chester Rogers (groin) was limited in practice on Thursday.

-Receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (hamstring) appears on the Injury Report, but he was a full participant on Thursday.

-Running back Derrick Henry got the day off.

-Linebacker Avery Williamson, officially signed by the team earlier in the day, spoke to reporters after Thursday's practice.

A native of Milan, Williamson was drafted by the Titans in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Kentucky. Williamson started four seasons with Titans (2014-2017), and he led the team in tackles for two seasons before signing a free-agent deal with the New York Jets. Williamson played in 15 games with the Steelers in 2020, and he tallied 103 tackles.

-Edge rusher Bud Dupree, who has missed the last three games with a knee injury, practiced once again on Thursday. He was listed as a full participant on the team's Injury Report.

-Outside linebacker John Simon, who spent training camp with the Titans and was re-signed by the team last week, also spoke to reporters before practice on Thursday.

-Safety Amani Hooker, moved to the team's "Designated for Return from Injured Reserve" list on Wednesday, practiced for the second straight day.

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

-Running back Darrynton Evans, moved to the team's "Designated for Return from Injured Reserve" list last week, practiced again on Thursday.

-Safety Brady Breeze, moved to the team's "Designated for Return from Injured Reserve" earlier this month, also practiced Thursday.

-The Bills release their initial Injury Report on Thursday, and it looked like this: RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and DE Mario Addison (rest) did not practice; LB Matt Milano (hamstring) and OL Ryan Bates (ankle) were limited; OL Joe Feliciano (elbow) was a full participant.

-The Titans are scheduled to practice again on Friday before holding a walkthrough on Saturday before Monday night's game against the Bills.

-In addition to Henry, Williamson and Simon, who appear in videos above this print, offensive coordinator Todd Downing, defensive coordinator Shane Bowen, special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman, tight end Anthony Firkser, tight end MyCole Pruitt and cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins all spoke to reporters before Thursday's practice.

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