Three Quick Hits from Monday's Practice


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

On Sunday, the team will face the Raiders.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Wright on track**

Receiver Kendall Wright has missed the last three games with a knee injury, but he feels good about his chances of playing on Sunday against the Raiders.

"I feel way better,'' Wright said on Monday. "I plan on playing Sunday, hopefully."

Wright suffered a sprained MCL against the Texans on November 1. The following week, the Titans lost receiver Justin Hunter for the season with a fractured ankle.

As a result, rookie Dorial Green-Beckham has gotten more playing time, and last week the team promoted Tre McBride from the practice squad and signed Andrew Turzilli off of San Francisco's practice squad. Earlier, the Titans promoted Rico Richardson.

"In the past few games, I think the (young guys) have all made strides,'' Wright said. "DGB made some big strides, and he showed flashes of what he can be if he is out there a lot and making plays."

Wright spoke on Monday for the first time since Mike Mularkey replaced Ken Whisenhunt as head coach.

"I think things have been real different,'' Wright said. "Coach Mularkey has a different attitude of how he wants things run around here, and we are all trying to take on that attitude, really. He has a tough mentality and wants things done a certain way and that's what we're doing."


O-line shuffling?**

After struggling in the interior offensive line in Jacksonville, the Titans are looking at their options.

Mularkey said rookies Quinton Spain and Jeremiah Poutasi both worked at left guard in Monday's practice, and veteran Joe Looney worked at center.

Against the Jaguars, Andy Gallik started at center, and Looney lined up at left guard.

"Andy, he'll tell you, did not play his best game this last game,'' Mularkey said. "Andy has really played well for us, to be thrown into the situation he was thrown in as a rookie…He has done well.  He got beat a couple of times this last game. We are not trying to replace him by any means. We are just trying to look at our best options about who we are about to play, the Raiders this week."

Mularkey said he likes Spain's size and smarts, and "he works really hard."

Spain, who made the team as an undrafted free agent from West Virginia, said he'll be ready if needed.

"They gave me an opportunity, so I have to take advantage of it,'' Spain said. "Whatever happens, happens."

Injury Update

The Titans aren't required to put out an Injury Report until Wednesday.

While the Titans expect Wright to return, running back Dexter McCluster (knee) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, and defensive lineman Al Woods (ankle) continues to recover from a high ankle sprain.

Mularkey said linebacker Derrick Morgan (shoulder) is improving.


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