Three Quick Hits from Friday's Practice


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

On Sunday, the team will face the Indianapolis Colts.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Ringing the Bell**

The Titans signed guard Byron Bell to a one-year deal in the offseason, and he's proven to be a solid acquisition.

The five-year veteran has been a jack-of-all-trades kind of guy for the Titans.

Bell will start his 16th game of the season on Sunday against the Colts. He's started seven games at left guard, and seven at right tackle.

Bell will start on Sunday at left tackle, in place of Taylor Lewan.

"I am glad we have him,'' interim coach Mike Mularkey said of Bell. "He's been moved around, and that can be frustrating. But he has never complained. He has been very good for our team."

Bell played four seasons with the Panthers before joining the Titans. He started 15 games at left tackle last season in Carolina after playing at right tackle the previous three seasons.

"Since I have been in the league, I have played all four positions,'' Bell said. "Whatever they want me to do, I'll do it. I am not going to complain about it. I am blessed to still be playing ball.

"If they want me to play tackle, guard, or if they want me to play center, I'll do it."


Dependable TE**

Tight end Delanie Walker has 85 catches on the year, for 994 yards and six touchdowns.

He can count his drops this season on one hand. So far, the Titans are 85 of 88 on balls thrown his way (96.6 percent).

"The first one was against the Jets,'' Walker said. "The second one was New England. … And then last week I dropped that low pass (vs the Texans)."

So not bad.

Walker has a chance to become just the ninth tight end in NFL history to record 90 catches in a season. His body has taken a pounding, but he's holding up. He missed just one game during the year, in Week 2 at Cleveland.

"During the week I feel a little beaten up, but that's part of the game,'' Walker said. "I don't think you go into any game feeling 100 percent. But I usually feel better by the time Sunday rolls around."

Injury Report

Receiver Kendall Wright (knee) and Lewan (concussion) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Linebacker Wesley Woodyard (illness) and defensive lineman Sammie Hill (foot) both missed practice on Friday, but Mularkey said he expected both players to be ready for Sunday. Woodyard is listed as probable on the Injury Report, and Hill is listed as questionable.

Fullback Jalston Fowler (toe) and safety Michael Griffin (foot) both appear on the injury report, but are also expected to play. They're listed as probable.


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