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Quick Hits on the Titans From Wednesday of Texans Week

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NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Wednesday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park to ramp up preparations for Sunday's game against the Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Here's a look at some Titans topics in quick-hitting fashion:

-Ryan Tannehill's status for Sunday's game vs the Texans is uncertain.

I wrote a separate story about Tannehill, who did not practice on Wednesday, earlier today: CLICK HERE.

Meanwhile, back-up quarterback Malik Willis said he's preparing to be the starter, just like he always does.

"I am just trying to take it day by day, trying to keep improving and doing everything I need to do to be in a position to help the team," Willis said. "Just trying to keep myself prepared."

Willis, a third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, said he feels like he's made progress since joining the team in May.

Willis played three snaps on Sunday vs the Colts, but just one at quarterback after Tannehill went down with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Tannehill returned to the contest, and on Wednesday was out of the walking boot he had on when he left Nissan Stadium.

"I'm just trying to keep continuing to grow," Willis said. "I try to continue to progress and get better every day."

-New Titans receiver Chris Conley, signed off Kansas City's practice squad and on to the team's 53-man roster on Tuesday, practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday.

Conley, who has been assigned No. 19, said he's happy for the opportunity in Tennessee.

"There's no promises here – I know that," Conley said in the locker room. "They just want me to come in, compete, be physical, and learn everything, and make the play when my number is called. I can't tell you this or that about what I am going to do, but I am going to go out there and execute everything I am asked to do."

Conley (6-3, 205) is veteran of 102 games with 62 starts in his eighth NFL season. Over his NFL career, he has posted 213 receptions for 2,807 yards and 15 touchdowns. Last year for Houston, he recorded 22 grabs for 323 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games. After starting his career as a third-round selection by Kansas City in the 2015 NFL Draft, Conley spent four seasons (2015-18) with the Chiefs, two years in Jacksonville (2019-20) and Houston (2021-22).

-In addition to Tannehill, 12 other Titans appear on this week's Injury Report at the start of the week.

-Titans linebacker Zach Cunningham, who suffered an elbow injury vs the Raiders and has missed the past three games, returned to practice on Wednesday and was listed as a full participant.

-Titans linebacker Joe Jones (hip), who has missed the past two games, also returned to practice on Wednesday and was also listed as a full participant.

-Titans guard Nate Davis, who has missed the past two games with a foot injury, returned to practice on Wednesday. He was listed as a limited participant.

-Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.

-Titans outside linebacker Rashad Weaver (back) did not practice on Wednesday.

-Titans fullback Tory Carter (neck) did not practice on Wednesday.

-Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

-Titans center Ben Jones (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

-Titans linebacker David Long Jr. (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

-Titans lineman Aaron Brewer (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

-Titans linebacker Dylan Cole (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

-Titans long snapper Morgan Cox (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

-Offensive lineman Eric Smith, signed to the team's practice squad earlier in the week, practiced with the team for the first time. Smith has been assigned No. 69.

-The Texans released their first Injury Report on Wednesday, and it looked like this: DL Maliek Collins (chest), WR Nico Collins (groin), WR Brandin Cooks (not injury related), DL Jerry Hughes (not injury related) did not practice on Wednesday. OL Kenyon Green (shoulder) and OL Justin McCray (hand) were limited in Wednesday's practice.

-The Titans are scheduled to practice again on Thursday and Friday before holding a walkthrough on Saturday before traveling to Houston for Sunday's game vs the Texans.

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

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