Quick Hits from the Titans on Friday, Including RT Jack Conklin's Return to Lineup

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans right tackle Jack Conklin was a full participant in Friday's practice and is good to go for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Conklin, who hasn't played since suffering a torn ACL in the team's playoff game at New England at the end of last season, is expected to start.

"I am really pumped," Conklin said. "It is hard to sit there and see your teammates out there and not be able to be out there. I am excited to be back, and help this team."

In his first two NFL seasons, Conklin started 32 straight regular season games. He was named All-Pro following his rookie season.

Conklin didn't practice in OTAs or the team's minicamp, and he was placed on PUP in training camp. He's been inactive the first three weeks of the season, but has been practicing. His workload has increased over time.

"I feel great," Conklin said. "I'm ready to get back out there. I feel confident. … I feel 100 percent, and I'm ready to roll.

"I honestly feel better than I've ever felt playing. I am running around out there, and I feel faster and quicker. I am honestly a lot stronger than I've ever been playing. I am excited to see all the hard work pay off and help the team."

Kelly Update

Titans tackle Dennis Kelly won't play again on Sunday. He's been dealing with an illness, and said further tests and evaluations are needed.

"I have been trying to do as much as I can to get back when I can, but there are some things I need to wait on just to make sure everything is safe," Kelly said. "We have educated guesses, but there is nothing legit to pinpoint anything."

Kelly was hospitalized earlier this month with the illness. Kelly said he didn't want to go into specifics of his illness because of so many unknowns. Kelly said he's been feeling better in recent days, and the plan now is to be as careful as possible while waiting for definitive answers.

"They've ruled out some things," Kelly said. "It's been a little bit of a process … and it's just kind of a waiting game."

Injury Report

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow) practiced again on Friday, and remains a go for Sunday vs. the Eagles. Earlier this week, coach Mike Vrabel said the plan is for Mariota to start.

Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, but hasn't been ruled out for Sunday.

Kelly (illness), and running back David Fluellen (groin) have been ruled out after missing practice again on Friday.

Cornerback Adoree' Jackson (concussion) is good to go, Vrabel said, and will be available for Sunday's game.

Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was excused from Friday's session. Vrabel said Casey's wife, Ryann, delivered the couple's first child.

The Tennessee Titans take the field for practice on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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