NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
On Monday night, the team will face the Colts at Nissan Stadium.
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100th game for No.99**
Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey can hardly believe it – he's set to play in his 100th career game when the Titans face the Colts on Monday night.
"It has definitely flown by – seven years went by pretty fast," Casey said. "100 of them boys, huh? I didn't really think about it, but it has definitely been a blessing. And I thank the good Lord for letting me play through all of them. It hasn't gone as I would like it as far as championships, playoff appearances, but I am thankful for how things have gone overall."
Casey will become the first defensive lineman in the "Titans era" (1999–present) to reach 100 games with the club and the fifth defensive player to do so.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, was selected by the Titans in the third round (77th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. Since then, he has accumulated 35 sacks (11th in Titans/Oilers history), including a sack in each of the last two contests. He's missed only two games due to injury in his seven-year career—one in 2013 and one in 2016.
He's playing this season in the 285-pound range.
He hopes his career is a long one.
"I am trying to get as many games as I can, play as long as I can," Casey said. "I enjoy being around my teammates, and enjoy playing the game."
Titans running back DeMarco Murray has played in plenty of Monday Night Football contests over the years, dating back to his days with the Dallas Cowboys.
He said Monday will be special for him and his teammates.
"You get to play in front of the world," Murray said. "You get to showcase your talent individually and collectively as a team. Obviously it has been a while since this team had a Monday night (game). … You can't try and do too much – obviously there will be a lot of excitement.
"You have to hone into your details and make sure you are focused."
Murray, who leads the Titans with 273 rushing yards, said it is important for "Derrick (Henry) and myself to find ways to run the ball."
"Us as running backs, we have to find ways to make it hard for (coaches) not to call run plays," Murray said. "We have to trust in our technique and trust in the guys up front."
Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan practiced for the second straight day on Friday.
Lewan, who didn't finish Sunday's game against the Dolphins because of a knee injury, also practiced Thursday after being held out on Wednesday.
Lewan was listed as a "full participant" on the Injury Report.
Receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) and safety Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) did not practice again on Friday. They've already been ruled out for Monday's game.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota (hamstring) was limited along with linebacker Daren Bates (knee).
Titans players take the field for Friday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)