Three Quick Hits from Friday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday morning at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

On Sunday, the team will face the Jaguars.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Second start**

Undrafted free agent Quinton Spain made his first career start last Sunday against the Raiders, and the Titans were pleased with his overall performance.

Spain will make his second start against the Jaguars.

"I have the same mindset every week, but I am more confident now with a start under my belt,'' Spain said. "I have to be more consistent. I was physical (against Oakland), but there are things I need to work on, technique and fundamentals."

Interim coach Mike Mularkey said the experience should help Spain, who played in a reserve role against the Bills back in October.

"That's what the coach wants – physical and tough guys,'' Spain said. "He told me I was physical and tough, and he liked that. Now I have to use better technique to be even better."


On the mend**

Running back Dexter McCluster will miss his second straight game since suffering a knee injury against the Jaguars back on November 19.

McCluster has been rehabbing the injury every day, beginning at 6:30 a.m., he said. He began running a few days ago, and he ran again today.

"It is much improved in two days,'' McCluster said. "I hate to watch, so I am trying to get out there again as soon as possible. When you are watching you realize how much you miss it."

Injury Report

In addition to McCluster, defensive lineman Mike Martin (knee) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars.

Mularkey said Martin aggravated an old injury and the team is holding him out for "precautionary" reasons.

Tight end Anthony Fasano (shoulder), defensive lineman Sammie Hill (knee) and defensive back Marqueston Huff (hamstring) all practiced on Friday and are expected to play on Sunday.

Linebacker Derrick Morgan (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game. Mularkey said the team is currently trying to strengthen the muscles in Morgan's shoulder.

"I'm just taking it day by day, seeing how it feels,'' Morgan said.


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