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Quick Hits on Friday: Kenny Vaccaro's Comeback, Facing Ezekiel Elliott and the Titans Injury Report

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro remembers exactly what he was thinking when he walked off the field on September 30.

"My arm was broken in half," Vaccaro said. "My elbow was in my forearm. But the doctors did a great job – they put it right back in. It was like, '1, 2 …"

Vaccaro can laugh about it now. The dislocated elbow he suffered against the Eagles has healed to the point where he's able to practice, albeit with a brace on his elbow.

It's killed his look, but he doesn't think it will impact his play.

"My swag is not as elite any more," Vaccaro said with a smile. "The (brace), at least it's not as big as the J.J. Watt one, it's a little more sleek. But it will be OK."

Vaccaro, who started the first four games of the season opposite Kevin Byard, is hoping to return on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys after missing the last three weeks with the injury. He's been a full participant in practice two days in a row.

It's safe to say he's raring to go.

"I'm excited, man," Vaccaro said. "Coach will have the final decision, but I definitely feel like I have a shot."

Facing Zeke

Ranked 18th in the NFL in rushing defense, the Titans want to stiffen up against the run in the second half of the season.

They'll face a huge challenge against the Cowboys – running back Ezekiel Elliott has 619 yards rushing in seven games, and is averaging 132.8 scrimmage yards per contest.

"We don't want them to get going," linebacker Brian Orakpo said. "They have an experienced line, with a lot of great players on the line – that's one of the strengths on their team. And Zeke is obviously Zeke – he can run the ball efficiently.

"We have to corral them and make sure he doesn't get going. We have to stop the run. If they get going early it's going to be a long day."

Injury Update

Linebacker Derrick Morgan (shoulder) did not practice again on Friday.

Guard Josh Kline (ankle) was a full participant Friday after being limited in practice on Thursday.

Receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) was limited for the second day in a row.

Linebacker Will Compton (hamstring), guard Quinton Spain (shoulder) and Vaccaro (elbow) all practiced in full.

The Tennessee Titans take the field for practice on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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