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Three Quick Hits from Friday's Practice

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

On Sunday, the team will face the Oakland Raiders in the regular season opener at Nissan Stadium.

Three quick hits from today:

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Lewan practices, Sims out**

Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan was a full participant in practice, just two days after spraining his ankle.

Cornerback LeShaun Sims missed practice for the third straight day, and has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

"Taylor was full participation," Coach Mike Mularkey said after practice.

Everyone else practiced today, Mularkey said.

Mularkey said the Titans have good depth at cornerback even with Sims out of the mix. Mularkey said rookie cornerback Adoree' Jackson should play "a good bit."

Veterans Logan Ryan and Brice McCain are expected to play key roles as well against a potent Oakland offense.

"I think we are OK out there," Mularkey said of the cornerback position. "We have some good depth at that position, so we should be good to go."

Good week

Rookie receiver Corey Davis wrapped up a full week of practice on Friday, and is good to go.

Davis is not on the injury report after being slowed by a hamstring injury last month.

"I feel good about Corey," Mularkey said. "I don't think we'd go out there and play him 75 snaps. I think we still have to see what he is capable of doing. But what he has done out here has been very good. I am really pleased with him."

Facing old team

New Titans linebacker Daren Bates and safety Brynden Trawick are looking forward to Sunday.

Last year, they faced the Titans wearing silver and black. On Sunday, they'll face many of their old teammates when the Raiders visit Nissan Stadium.

"It is going to be a fun game, seeing guys I used to play with," Trawick said. "But we are treating it like any other game. It's the first game of the season. It is special for me because I used to play for those guys. I think both of us just want to come out with a victory."

Bates and Trawick were signed to upgrade Tennessee's special teams unit.

The plan is make their presence felt early.

"Me, Eric (Weems) and B.T. want to change the culture of how people look at the Titans on special teams," Bates said. "The same way people look at our offense and defense as tough, and hard-nosed guys, we want them to see special teams and get intimated as well.

"We want to get the crowd hyped and get each other hyped to help us with the game."

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