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Quick Hits on the Titans From Thursday


NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday to continue preparations for Sunday's regular season opener at the New Orleans Saints.

Here's a look at the developments of the day, in quick-hitting fashion …

-Titans running back Tyjae Spears has plenty to be excited about heading into his first NFL game.

Spears is heading into the year with momentum after an impressive preseason, and he'll make his debut in New Orleans, where he played in college at Tulane.

Spears is from Ponchatoula, La., which is roughly 50 miles from the Superdome.

"It is definitely exciting," Spears said. "It's a lot that goes into (my emotions), but you just focus on the week of preparation. But it is definitely going to be cool to see so many faces that I know in the stands, because they should be coming down.

"But for me, it's (about) keeping the main thing the main thing."

The main thing for Spears will be having a chance to build on what he did in the preseason, when he made highlights for hurdling and stiff-arming would-be tacklers.

Spears is looking forward to doing his part in the offense.

"Confidence, that's an ongoing thing," Spears said. "You might build confidence, but it's ongoing, throughout the year, even throughout practices. You still have to build confidence day in and day out. Putting it all out there on Sunday is what really matters."

-Receiver Treylon Burks practiced again on Thursday as he continues to progress from his knee injury.

Burks was listed as a full participant on Thursday for the second day in a row.

After practice, Titans receivers coach Rob Moore talked about Burks, along with receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Kyle Philips, who is on Injured Reserve.

-The Titans released their second Injury Report on Thursday, and it looked like this: CB Tre Avery (hamstring), OLB Harold Landry (abdomen) and OL Dillon Radunz (knee) were limited participants for the second day in a row.

Meanwhile, OLB Arden Key (calf) and quarterback Will Levis (quad) were again full participants, along with Burks.

Tight end Trevon Wesco and Hopkins were both listed as limited participants, but only because they were given some rest during the early portion of practice.

-I wrote a separate story about Titans running back Derrick Henry earlier today.

CLICK HERE to read that story.

-Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman said receiver Kearis Jackson will return punts on Sunday against the Saints, and possibly kickoffs.

-Titans OC Tim Kelly and DC Shane Bowen talked to reporters as well.

-Titans assistant coaches talked to reporters at the end of today's session.

Some of those clips are below:

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