Three Quick Hits from Tuesday's Practice

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

Three quick hits:

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Wright close to returning**

Receiver Kendall Wright has been running on a side field during practices, doing his best to stay in shape while being held out because of a hamstring injury.

With his helmet on, he's also been catching passes from the JUGS machine.

Next up for Wright is to return to practice, and play in a preseason game. It should happen next week in the preseason finale against the Dolphins.

"I just want to get some type of playing time in before I go out there in the regular season,'' Wright said on Tuesday.  "Hopefully I'll be healthy enough to go out there and do it. I feel like I am getting closer. I feel good running and I'm doing whatever the trainers ask me to do."

Wright suffered a hamstring injury early in camp, and has missed the first two preseason games. Wright said he's been encouraged by what he's seen from the offense in the first two games.

"I just can't wait to get out there with them,'' Wright said. "Right now, I am just doing what I can. Whenever they give me the go-ahead to do something, I am doing it."

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Andrews "feeling good"**

Titans running back Antonio Andrews has carried the ball just six times so far in the preseason, for 27 carries.

Coach Mike Mularkey, however, said Andrews currently has the edge over some of the team's other back-up running backs "because of some things he's doing protection wise on the edge" and his ability on special teams. David Cobb, Bishop Sankey and David Fluellen are all in the competition behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Mularkey has said he considers Dexter McCluster a specialty back.

"It is a crowded backfield, so I have to keep doing what I am doing,'' Andrews said. "You can't whine about it, you just have to be accountable, try not to make mistakes and encourage your teammates.

"They know my mindset and know the kind of person I am."

Andrews, who led the Titans with 520 rushing yards in 2015, is three pounds lighter this season, at 222 pounds.

"I am feeling good,'' Andrews said.

Injuries

In addition to Wright, cornerback Perrish Cox (ankle) and center Andy Gallik (knee) did not practice.

Linebacker Curtis Grant (ankle) returned to the practice field after missing Monday.

Mularkey said Gallik is getting a second opinion on his knee.

Titans players take the field for Tuesday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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