Three Quick Hits from Thursday's Practice


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

On Sunday, the team will face the Dolphins.

Three quick hits after today's practice…


Mount tears ACL**

Titans rookie linebacker Deiontrez Mount suffered a torn ACL in Wednesday's practice, tests revealed.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Mount was injured in a non-contact drill.

"We were excited for the young man because you could see he was starting to get it," Whisenhunt said. "That's what this game is all about, getting a young guy in here that you feel is going to contribute. We know now that he can contribute to our football team, so get him healthy, get him back."

Mount, a sixth-round draft pick by the Titans out of Louisville, played in all four games for the team this season. He had an interception in the team's season-opening win against the Buccaneers.

Whisenhunt indicated the Titans plan to make a roster move later in the week to take Mount's spot on the roster.

Jason Ankrah, who's on the team's practice squad, is an option.

On Thursday, Titans assistant head coach/defense Dick LeBeau gave Mount a positive review for his first four NFL games.

"I think he is growing very well,'' LeBeau said of Mount. "He has good length, he has real good athletic ability. He has shown the ability to me to develop into a real good pass rusher, which is what you are looking for in those guys at the outside linebacker position. So I think he has a very good future."


Andrews opportunities**

The Titans continue to use multiple running backs, but Antonio Andrews has emerged as a one of the key performers in the red zone in recent weeks.

Andrews scored on a one-yard touchdown run against the Bills.

He has touchdowns in back-to-back weeks.

"When you get into that situation, you have to have that mindset of 'blue collar football' so you have to get things done,'' Andrews said. "I like goal line and power situations."

Andrews has 19 carries for 58 yards on the season, in addition to four catches for 57 yards.

He played in 18 snaps against the Bills.

"I think I can take over the (lead) spot, it's just a matter of staying patient and seeing how the coaches call the personnel (groups),'' Andrews said. "In reality we are a running back by committee now, so you have to be ready."

Injury update

Tackle Taylor Lewan (shoulder), defensive lineman Sammie Hill (knee) and linebacker Avery Williamson (hamstring) were all limited in today's practice.

Tight end Chase Coffman was excused – his wife gave birth.

Safety Michael Griffin and tight end Anthony Fasano were back and listed as full participants in Thursday's practice, along with guard Chance Warmack.


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