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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 Oakland Raiders.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Updates on Walker, Wright and Morgan**

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said the team backed tight end Delanie Walker down during Friday's practice, and called him questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Mularkey said receiver Kendall Wright did more today in practice, and he'll be listed as questionable, along with linebacker Derrick Morgan, who also practiced. All three players are dealing with hamstring injuries.

All three players spoke in the locker room after today's practice.

"We'll see how I feel tomorrow and go from there,'' Walker said. "We're just trying to do the best plan to see if I can play on Sunday. It is getting better, it is just a nag. … I have done this before, where I haven't practiced all week and still went out there and had a great game. So I don't think that will be an issue."

Wright and Morgan both said the week of practice provided a confidence boost.

"I am getting real close to being able to come back,'' Wright said. "So we'll see what happens. … I needed to be back out there and I'm glad I was able to practice a full week."

Added Morgan: "I feel good, I feel really good. Part of any injury, part of the process is getting your confidence back, and trusting in yourself and trusting in your body. I was able to accomplish that this week. … I feel like I am going on Sunday."


"The real deal"**

Raiders receiver Amari Cooper has already made a big impact in the NFL.

Cooper caught 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie last season, and he leads the Raiders with 11 catches for 208 yards in two games this season. A year ago at Nissan Stadium he had 115 receiving yards on seven catches.

Titans cornerback Jason McCourty didn't play in last year's game against the Raiders, but he faced Cooper in the preseason, when Cooper caught a touchdown pass.

"He's the real deal, there's no doubt about it,'' McCourty said of Cooper. "He obviously had top-gear speed to be able to go deep, and his releases off the line are really good. He can create separation. You can tell, he is not going to be one of the good ones, he already is one of the really good receivers in this league.

"When you go up against a guy like that, you better come with your A-game."

Like Cooper, Titans safety Rashad Johnson played at the University of Alabama.

"He is a special guy,'' Johnson said of Cooper. "He can run every route, and he can change the game on one play. We definitely have to know where he is at all times. I watched him in college and I know what he can do. So we definitely have to know where he is out there."


Right guard decision**

It will be either Josh Kline or Brian Schwenke taking the place of Chance Warmack at right guard against the Raiders, but Mularkey didn't name a starter after practice on Friday.

"I (feel comfortable) with both of them," Mularkey said. "And obviously both have to be ready to play at a moment's notice."

Warmack was placed on Injured Reserve on Thursday after suffering a torn finger tendon on Sunday.

Kline, formerly with the Patriots, was claimed off waivers by the Titans earlier this month. Schwenke was the team's starter at center last season before suffering a season-ending injury. looks back at the all-time series against the Oakland Raiders. (AP Photos)

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