NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan has been cleared to play in Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars.
Lewan, sidelined since the season opener after suffering a concussion, spoke to reporters in the locker room on Friday for the first time since being the victim of a crack-back block from Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch.
"I remember there was an interception, and I remember there was a bunch of people fighting," Lewan said. "I feel better now, and I am looking forward to playing Jacksonville."
Lewan said he went back and took a look at the hit from Branch. He sprung up to get involved in a scrum that was taking place.
"I think it was more being disoriented than anything else," Lewan said. "But yeah man, I saw the boys getting in a fight and I thought, 'Hey, someone must have done something wrong so I'm going to help them out.' That's why you play football – for the boys."
Cameras caught Branch yelling "bodybag!" as Lewan headed to the locker room.
Lewan said he heard it, "and I'll get mine."
"I don't know if I was targeted or not, but I'll tell you what, man, I'm not going to sit here and pretend like that hurts my feelings,"Lewan said. "If you're a good football player, people will be out to get you. No bad blood there. I'll get mine… in time. "
Lewan praised Titans coach Mike Vrabel for how he handled the situation. He said he suffered a similar injury in 2015.
"When this happened a couple of weeks ago, I got a text from Vrabel on Tuesday saying: 'You're not playing this week. Being stressed out about coming back is not going to help you concussion.' ... It was very cool to see a coach look out for the interest of his players.
"At the end of the day this is a game, it's entertainment. I know I am a number, and I am just good at being this number. But I think Vrabel is a guy that takes into account that we are people, too. … I've got a wife and a kid now. I don't want to be that guy that's 45 years old and not knowing his own name. … It was a breath of fresh air to have that kind of support."
Update on Kelly
Titans tackle Dennis Kelly has been ruled out for this week's game.
Kelly, hospitalized leading up to the Houston game with an illness, is being monitored by the team.
"I saw him this morning," Vrabel said. "He hung out with us for a little bit. Then he went home. He's going to rest and continue to seek treatment and see the doctors and try to get back to work next week."
In addition to Kelly, running back David Fluellen (groin) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Linebacker Kamalei Correa (back), right tackle Jack Conklin (knee) and safety Kendrick Lewis (calf) are all questionable for Sunday's game, along with quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow).
Running back Derrick Henry (back) was limited in practices earlier in the week, but he was a full participant in practice on Friday.