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Quick Hits on the Titans From Wednesday of Buccaneers Week


NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Wednesday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here's a look at today's developments:

-The biggest story of the week continues to be surrounding the quarterback position. On Tuesday, Coach Mike Vrabel officially named Will Levis the team's starter moving forward, in place of Ryan Tannehill, On Wednesday, Levis and Tannehill both spoke to reporters. I did a separate story on what they said: CLICK HERE to read it.

And, below are at clips of both Levis and Tannehill, and their work on the practice field.

-It hasn't been an easy start to the season for Titans receiver Kyle Philips.

Early on, Philips had to remain patient while recovering from a knee injury that forced him to miss the first four games of the season.

During the team's game in London, Philips dealt with more adversity, as he muffed a punt against the Ravens that led to a turnover.

Philips put his head down and kept working, an in Pittsburgh, he turned heads with an impressive performance.

Philips tied for the team lead with four catches for a team-best 68 yards against the Steelers. The yardage total established a new career high.

"It definitely felt good," Philips said. "I had a few catches, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is wins and losses. … But it was nice to get back involved and contribute more to helping this team."

Philips has put in extra work with Levis.

With receiver Treylon Burks not expected to play again, Philips could find himself more involved once again.

"I am feeling comfortable in the role they want, and the opportunities they are giving me," Philips said. "I am just doing what I can with those opportunities to make as many plays as I can."

-Tannehill (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday on a limited basis.

-Receiver Treylon Burks (concussion) did not practice.

-Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (thumb) did not practice.

-Guard Daniel Brunskill (ankle) did not practice.

-Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (ankle) did not practice.

-Tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere (shoulder) did not practice.

-Cornerback Roger McCreary (hamstring), who has missed the past two games, practiced in full.

-Tackle Chris Hubbard (concussion) practiced in a limited basis a yellow non-contact jersey.

-Linebacker Jack Gibbens (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis in a yellow non-contact.

-Linebacker Luke Gifford (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis in a yellow non-contact jersey.

-Safety Mike Brown (ankle) practiced in full on Wednesday.

-Defensive lineman Denico Autry (NIR-Rest) was limited.

-Cornerback Anthony Kendall (hamstring) was limited.

-Levis is listed on the Injury Report with a foot injury, but he practiced in full.

-The Titans are scheduled to practice again on Thursday and Friday before holding a walkthrough in Nashville on Saturday. The Titans will fly to Tampa on Saturday afternoon ahead of Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium.

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