Three Quick Hits from Friday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday at St. Thomas Sports Park.

On Sunday, the team will kick off the regular season at Tampa Bay.

Three quick hits after today's practice:



The Titans haven't yet named captains for the 2015 season.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he wants to wait a few weeks before finalizing the process, which should allow players to establish themselves even more.

"We have a lot of new guys, but I think it is important to see how it plays out,'' Whisenhunt said. "There's a number of teams in the league that do captains weekly, so we're going to start that way and as we progress through the season I'm sure we'll name some."

Whisenhunt said the team can have as many as six captains, and it will go from "week to week" at the start of the season.

A year ago, the Titans captains included Jake Locker, George Wilson, Wesley Woodyard, Nate Washington and Jurrell Casey. The Titans have 19 new players on the 53-man roster this season.

"We have leaders, but some of these guys, we want the team to determine that as we play some regular season games,' Whisenhunt said.

Riggs ready

Over the weekend, rookie Cody Riggs became the first cornerback in the Titans era to make the team as an undrafted free agent.

It came after an impressive preseason.

"I go into every situation with a positive mindset,'' Riggs said. "In my mind, I didn't plan on not making the team. I kind of put all my eggs in one basket and said I'm going to make this team no matter what. Now I have to take the next step and make plays on Sunday. I can't be like, 'Hey, I made it. Now I can relax.'"

Riggs said he's ready to play, if needed for the Titans, who are dealing with injuries at the position.

"I am just prepared for every opportunity,'' Riggs said. "Of course I am not a guy who is just happy to be here. I want to play, but we have some really good vets. I'll help any way I can, on special teams, whatever. I feel like I am prepared enough where if they throw me out there I will be able to make some plays."

Injury update

Whisenhunt ruled out defensive tackle Sammie Hill (knee) for Sunday's game.

Cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) did not practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful on the team's injury report.

Perrish Cox (hip) and running back Antonio Andrews (hamstring) were both listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis on Friday. Whisenhunt said he expects Cox to play. Offensive lineman Andy Gallik practiced fully and is probable.


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