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 Detroit Lions.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Casey ready to make impact**

Jurrell Casey was disruptive in the season opener.

The Titans defensive lineman was credited with six tackles and two tackles for a loss against the Vikings while playing 46 of the team's 63 defensive snaps.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said earlier this week the team is watching Casey's snaps, because they believe they'll get more bang for the buck when he's fresh.

Casey said he'll do what coaches believe is best, while trying to thrive.

"I love to be out there all the time,'' Casey said. "If the coaches want to try this out, and see if it helps, that's cool. If it works, it works, and if not I'll be out there more.

"But I am definitely open to it, and want to see it as something I could take advantage of. If they want to give you time and feel you're better when you're fresher, then I'd rather have that than be hurting my team."

Casey recorded 86 tackles with seven sacks last season en route to making the Pro Bowl. He's recorded 28 sacks in his NFL career.

On Sunday, the Titans will face Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

"They have a great group of guys up front,'' Casey said. "The scheme that they run is kind of tricky, because they have so many formations and things they do. But we will be ready to go."


Kline to work at center**

The Titans plan to look more closely at new offensive lineman Josh Kline next week in an effort to build depth at multiple positions.

"He can do some good things for you at guard, but actually we're going to (work him) at center next week,'' Mularkey said of Kline, who was claimed off waivers from the Patriots earlier this month. "When he goes into a game he has to obviously know both positions very well. We started him off a little bit on the slow end, trying to make sure he has all the guard stuff down. But center will come into play next week."

Kline (6-3, 300) played in 14 games for the Patriots last season, including 13 starts – seven at right guard and six at left guard. He also started at left guard for both of the team's playoff contests. Originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Kline has played in 33 games over the past three seasons, with 18 starts.

Kline was inactive on Sunday for the Titans.


Morgan, Wright out**

Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (hamstring) and receiver Kendall Wright (hamstring) won't play on Sunday.

The Titans hope they'll be able to return to practice next week.

Mularkey said he has confidence in outside linebacker David Bass, along with rookies Kevin Dodd and Aaron Wallace. They'll get even more playing time with Morgan out.

"David has really been impressive the whole offseason,'' Mularkey said. "And Dodd has had a good week, he has been flying around. I have challenged him a little bit, not just to see what he can do in a game, but I want to see what he can do in practice. He showed some things." looks back at the all-time series between the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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