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Quick Hits on the Titans From Friday of Dolphins Week


NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Monday's game vs the Miami Dolphins.

Here's a look at today's developments:

Ty Zentner has some big shoes to fill, and he knows it.

Earlier this week, the Titans signed Zentner to the team's practice squad following the injury to Ryan Stonehouse, and he's expected to serve as the team's punter and holder on Monday night.

"It's been a quick turnaround," Zentner said on Friday. "Just trying to meet all the guys and focus on what I need to focus on to be ready for Monday night. … It's exciting for sure – you just sort of mentally prepare for it and just be ready to roll."

Zentner (6-2, 200), who will need to join the team's active roster in the next few days, was signed by the Eagles earlier this year as an undrafted college free agent, following the draft. He was released during training camp and signed by Houston. Zentner played in four games for the Texans this season and averaged 42.1 yards per punt (38.6-yard net average) on 14 punts with two punts placed inside the 20 and a long of 54 yards.

In recent weeks he'd been working out at Kansas State, where he played in college and finished second in school history with a career punting average of 43.3 yards (127 punts).

Zentner was one of seven punters brought in to work out after Stonehouse's injury. Zentner said Stonehouse has given him some background as he prepares for Monday night.

"Getting to go against some guys that I'd grown up watching on TV (in the workout) and realizing that I can do things good, and better than they can," Zentner said. "Just building confidence from that and just being ready to roll."

-The Titans placed Stonehouse and linebacker Joe Jones on Injured Reserve on Friday. I did a separate story on that development: CLICK HERE.

-I also did a story today on Titans Assistant Director of Pro Scouting Kevin Turks being invited to participate in the NFL's Front Office & General Manager Accelerator. CLICK HERE to read that story.

And here's a look at all the injury updates from Friday:

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

-Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons (knee) did not practice on Friday.

-Tight end Josh Whyle (knee) did not practice on Friday.

-Defensive lineman Denico Autry (NIR-Rest) was a full participant on Friday.

-Center Aaron Brewer (shoulder) was a full participant on Friday.

-Linebacker Luke Gifford (shin) was a full participant on Friday.

-Running back Derrick Henry (NIR-Rest) was limited in Friday's practice.

-Receiver DeAndre Hopkins (NIR-Rest) was a full participant on Friday.

-Defensive lineman TK McClendon (toe) was a full participant on Friday.

-Safety Terrell Edmunds (shoulder) was a full participant on Friday.

-Quarterback Will Levis (ankle) was a full participant on Friday.

-Tight end Trevon Wesco (ankle) was a full participant on Friday.

-Guard Daniel Brunskill (ankle) was limited in Friday's session.

-The Titans are scheduled to practice again on Saturday, but that session will be closed to media. The Titans will travel on Sunday, ahead of Monday night's game against the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

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