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Quick Hits on the Titans From Thursday of Texans Week

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NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports to continue preparations for Saturday's game vs the Texans at Nissan Stadium.

Here's a look at the Titans topics of the day in quick-hitting fashion:

-Quarterback Ryan Tannehill (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel announced.

Malik Willis will start on Saturday, and on Thursday Vrabel talked about his preparation.

"Good," Vrabel said of Willis. "The leadership, his grasp of what we're doing and the gameplan has been good. Now we have to go out and be ready to play and execute. That is the most important thing, that we try to focus each and every week to prepare as a starter. I think he is excited for the opportunity."

-Former University of Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, signed earlier in the week, spoke to reporters after today's practice.

Here's a clip:

-The Titans placed center Ben Jones and cornerback Terrance Mitchell on Injured Reserve on Thursday, while signed offensive lineman Daniel Munyer to the active roster.

Here's a story on that transaction: CLICK HERE.

All the injury updates here:

-Defensive lineman Denico Autry, who suffered a knee injury in the Packers game and has missed the past four games, practiced in full again on Friday and he's good to go.

-Receiver Treylon Burks, who suffered a concussion at Philadelphia and did not play against the Jaguars or Chargers, practiced again on Thursday and he's listed as QUESTIONABLE for Saturday on the team's Injury Report.

-Linebacker Zach Cunningham, designated to return to practice from Injured Reserve last week, practiced with the team once again on Thursday.

After wearing a yellow non-contact jersey last week, Cunningham has ditched the yellow pullover top.

The Titans would need to activate Cunningham by the end of the week for him to be eligible to play on Saturday.

-Cornerback Kristian Fulton, who suffered a groin injury against the Eagles and has missed the past two games, did not practice again on Thursday and he's been ruled OUT.

-Safety Amani Hooker (knee), who missed the Chargers game, practiced on a limited basis and he's QUESTIONABLE for the game.

-Cornerback Tre Avery, who suffered a concussion vs the Eagles and has missed the past two games, was back at practice again on Thursday and he's QUESTIONABLE for the game.

-Guard Nate Davis (ankle) did not practice on Thursday and he's been ruled OUT.

-RB Derrick Henry (not-injury related) practiced on Thursday and he's good to go.

-Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons (ankle) was a full participant on Thursday and he's good to go.

-Linebacker Dylan Cole (ankle) did not practice on Thursday and he's been ruled OUT.

-Tackle Dennis Daley (abdomen) was a full participant on Thursday and he's good to go.

-Defensive back Josh Thompson (concussion) did not practice on Thursday and he's been ruled OUT.

-Offensive lineman Aaron Brewer (rib) practiced on Thursday and he's QUESTIONABLE for the game.

-Offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere (ankle) practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and he's QUESTIONABLE.

-Safety Andrew Adams (wrist) practiced in full on Thursday and he's good to go.

-The Texans release their final Injury Report on Thursday, and it looked like this: WR Nico Collins (foot) and OL Kenyon Green (ankle) have been ruled OUT. WR Brandin Cooks (calf), OL Justin McCray (hamstring), WR Chris Moore (foot) and DB Steven Nelson (foot/knee) are QUESTIONABLE.

-The Titans are scheduled to hold a walk-through on Friday leading up to Saturday's game vs the Texans at Nissan Stadium.

-Check out some more of today's interviews and practice videos below:

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