NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field for a walk-through on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to begin preparations for Sunday's game vs the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium.
Some quick hits from the Titans on Wednesday:
-Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has teamed up with Mars Petcare to encourage pet adoption that will coincide with this weekend's game. Mars Petcare announced they would cover $100K in adoption fees at local shelters in both cities this weekend (October 22 –24) to help deserving pets find loving homes.
This year marks the 13th annual Adoption Weekend which is part of Mars Petcare's Better Cities for Pets program.
On Wednesday, all the Titans who conducted interviews wore t-shirts with dogs available for adoption on them, including Tannehill.
"The Titans are part of the adoption week with Mars Petcare," Tannehill said. "Their foundation is giving $100,000 to adoption fees across this weekend both here and in Kansas City. If you are looking for a dog or looking for a cat and want to add a family member to your family, check out one of the shelters here in town and find yourself a new pet. There is actually a website if you want to find out the shelters and the actual dates and everything, I think it is October 22 through October 24. You can (CLICK HERE), they will have more information there."
"I am a dog person, I love dogs, have always had dogs. I have actually had a dog ever since I was a little kid. I can remember going to a shelter when I was five or six years old and picking out our family pet, Freckles. We had him for about 13 years, I think. He was a great dog and part of why I feel great about support pet adoption."
-Titans receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), who didn't finish Monday's game vs the Bills, did not practice on Wednesday.
-Receiver A.J. Brown (illness) also did not practice.
-Linebacker Monty Rice (groin), who didn't play on Monday night vs the Bills, was limited in Wednesday's practice.
-Guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
-Tackle Taylor Lewan (concussion) did not practice.
-Kicker Randy Bullock (shoulder) did not practice.
-CB Chris Jackson (ankle) did not practice.
-RB Jeremy McNichols (ankle) did not practice.
-WR Chester Rogers (groin) did not practice.
-FB Khari Blasingame (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
-Running back Darrynton Evans, moved to the team's "Designated for Return from Injured Reserve" earlier this month, has some company on the Designated for Return list.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Titans placed center/guard Daniel Munyer and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison on the list.
This designation opens up a 21-day window for the players to practice, and they will not count against the team's 53-man roster until being activated from Injured Reserve.
-The Titans signed defensive back Greg Mabin and offensive lineman Bobby Hart to the team's active roster earlier on Wednesday.
Mabin, who previously spent time with the Titans, had been on the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals. Hart had been on the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills.
-The Chiefs released their initial Injury Report on Wednesday, and it looked like this: FB Michael Burton (pectoral), TE Jody Fortson (Achilles), WR Tyreek Hill (quad), LB Anthon Hitchens (tricep), and G Joe Thuney (hand) did not practice. DE Chris Jones (wrist), TE Travis Kelce (neck), S Tyrann Mathieu (thumb/toe), DT Jarran Reed (back), CB Charvarius Ward (quad) and G Trey Smith (ankle) were limited in practice. TE Blake Bell (back), T Orlando Brown (groin), DB Chris Lammers (shin), DT Khalen Saunders (ankle) and CB L'Jarius Sneed (wrist) were full participants.-The Titans are scheduled to practice on Thursday and Friday before holding a walkthrough on Saturday before Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
-The Titans are scheduled to practice on Thursday and Friday before holding a walkthrough on Saturday before Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
-In addition to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and Tannehill, Titans safety Amani Hooker, defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, safety Kevin Byard and linebacker Rashaan Evans all spoke to reporters before practice on Wednesday.