Three Quick Hits from Thursday's Practice


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

On Sunday, the team will face the Jets.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Bass ready to go**

When the Titans claimed linebacker David Bass off waivers back in September, Bass said his top priority was to learn the playbook as quickly as possible so he could help if needed on defense.

Because of Derrick Morgan's lingering shoulder injury, Bass has started the last three games.

Interim coach Mike Mularkey said on Thursday Morgan's not expected to play again on Sunday, which would open the door for Bass to get his fourth straight start.

"I am getting more and more comfortable each week with the playbook, scheme, game flow, teammates and everything,'' Bass said. "I am just continuing to work and do my job."

Bass has 18 tackles and a half sack this season. He also had an interception against the Falcons.

"I am just trying to do my job and fill in where needed,'' Bass said.

Mularkey said he feels badly for Morgan, who racked up 4.5 sacks in the first four games. Mularkey said the plan is to give Morgan time to let the shoulder heal.

"It is frustrating for him. I mean it's got to be because of the way he did start the season,'' Mularkey said of Morgan. "He was on pace to be a terror in the league...His numbers were going to be really good."


Hit the QB**

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is known for his arm – he's thrown for 2,886 yards and 22 touchdowns this season.

Something else he's known for – running the football, without sliding. Fitzpatrick has 209 rushing yards on the season.

Titans assistant head coach/defense Dick LeBeau was asked Thursday how he wants his defenders to approach Fitzpatrick when he escapes the pocket.

"If he ain't sliding,'' LeBeau said with a smile, "we say knock the hell out of him."

Injury Report

Receiver Kendall Wright (ribs), defensive lineman Mike Martin (knee) and Morgan (shoulder) did not practice again on Thursday.

Defensive lineman Sammie Hill (knee) returned to practice after missing practice on Wednesday.

The Titans added linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (knee) and receiver Tre McBride (abdomen) to the injury report, and listed them as limited.


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