Three Quick Hits from Friday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday at St. Thomas Sports Park, the third one under interim head coach Mike Mularkey.

On Sunday, the team will face the Saints.

Three quick hits after today's practice…


Ready to go**

Mularkey has had a busy week. He started off coaching tight ends in addition to his duties as assistant head coach, but on Tuesday he became the man in charge when he replaced Ken Whisenhunt.

On Friday, the Titans wrapped up the practice week.

Mularkey said the week went well.

"We've really had three good days (of practice)," Mularkey said. "We did some things different. This (Friday) practice is usually split full-go and more walk-through.  We changed it to go full-go. These guys responded, they didn't even blink. We got off the field 12 minutes earlier than anticipated, and that's good. There's a good tempo when you are getting those kinds of results.

"Every day we finished early, which is a good sign. They're moving around. … These guys have responded like they're ready."

O-line changes

The Titans will break out a revamped offensive line on Sunday, although Mularkey didn't tip his hand on how it might look.

Byron Bell, a starter at left guard in the first seven games of the season, told reporters he's worked some at right tackle, in addition to some other spots, in practices during the week.

Rookie Jeremiah Poutasi started at right tackle the first seven games, but he's been pulled twice in games. Center Andy Gallik didn't play in Houston after being in the concussion protocol last week, but he's not on the Injury Report this week.

"I think we know (the lineup), but I am not going to reveal it until Sunday,'' Mularkey said. "I am feeling good about it, but I am not going to let that out until we play just for competitive advantage."

Injury Report

Receiver Kendall Wright (knee) and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints. Both players missed practice again on Friday. Mularkey ruled Wright out on Thursday and added Wreh-Wilson today.

Cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) also didn't practice on Friday.

In addition to quarterback Marcus Mariota (knee), cornerback Perrish Cox (hamstring) and receiver Harry Douglas (ribs) practiced again on Friday and will play on Sunday.


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