NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Tuesday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports to ramp up preparations for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Nissan Stadium.
Here's a look at the Titans topics of the day in quick-hitting fashion:
-The Titans and Bengals aren't required to put out an official Injury Report until Wednesday, so no official practice designations for today.
But I was at practice after spending a good 30 minutes in the locker room beforehand, so I can provide a rundown of everything that happened today:
-Edge rusher Bud Dupree, who has missed the past two games with a hip injury, was back on the practice field on Tuesday. Dupree said he feels like he's made progress, this time on the opposite hip that bothered him previously.
Below is one clip of Dupree in the locker room before practice ...
And here's another clip of Dupree on the field during practice:
-Safety Amani Hooker, who has missed the past three games with a shoulder injury, also practiced on Tuesday for the Titans as he continues to work his way back.
Here's a short clip of Hooker before today's practice:
-Kicker Randy Bullock, who suffered a right calf injury in warmups prior to the Broncos game and missed the Packers game, did not practice on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the Titans designated kicker Caleb Shudak for return from the team's PUP list, which opened his 21-day window to be activated.
Shudak chatted with reporters in the locker room on Tuesday:
-Defensive lineman Denico Autry, who suffered a knee injury in the Packers game, did not practice on Tuesday.
In the locker room, Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons had this to say about Autry, and his leadership:
-Center Ben Jones, who missed the Packers game with a concussion, did not practice on Tuesday and he remains in concussion protocol, per head coach Mike Vrabel.
-Cornerback Kristian Fulton, who left the Packers game early with a hamstring injury, did not practice on Tuesday.
-Defensive back Elijah Molden, who missed the Packers game with a groin injury, practiced again on Tuesday.
Here's a quick snippet of Molden before today's practice:
-Receiver Kyle Philips, who is now eligible to come off Injured Reserve, isn't expected to practice this week, per Vrabel. Philips has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
-Vrabel said prior to practice the team plans to continue with Todd Downing as the team's offensive coordinator, but said that could change with the NFL and the legal process. Per Vrabel, the team plans to let things play out following Downing's DUI charge last week.
-The Titans are also scheduled to practice on Wednesday and Friday of this week, and they'll be off on Thanksgiving Day. The team will have a walk-through on Saturday before Sunday's game vs the Bengals at Nissan Stadium.
-Check out some more of today's interviews and practice videos below:
And here's today's Titans mailbag: