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Three Quick Hits from Wednesday's Practice


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

On Sunday, the team will face the Detroit Lions.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Bass ready**

Linebacker David Bass was claimed by the Titans less than a week before last year's season opener. He had to learn the defense in a hurry so he'd be in a position to help when needed.

With a year under his belt, Bass is much more comfortable.

With linebacker Derrick Morgan dealing with a hamstring injury, Bass could be used in a bigger role this weekend against the Lions.

"I had to learn the playbook in two days (last year), so it was a little shaky, trying to learn all the calls,'' Bass said. "This year, being in the defense a whole year. … The offseason has helped me tremendously. If I have to play left side or right side, I am ready to go."

Bass played in all 16 games last year, and started the last seven games. He had 42 tackles, 1.5 sacks and nine quarterback pressures. In practices, he's proven to be a guy who's usually in the right place at the right time. If you remember, he picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the preseason at Oakland.

"I give credit to God,'' Bass said. "He's put me in those positions."

Bass, who played two seasons with the Bears, is clearly happy to be in the NFL. If you watched him on Sunday, he ran around the lower bowl and slapped hands with fans in the crowd at Nissan Stadium after working on the kickoff coverage team.

"Just to be here, and to be on the 53-man roster, that's a blessing itself,'' Bass said. "I just want to have fun, and enjoy the moment. To be a part of the team, and on the field it is a blessing. I just want to enjoy the moment when I am in it."


Nashville Predators All-Stars P.K. Subban and James Neal visit Titans practice Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

Preds visit**

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and forward James Neal were at the facility on Wednesday, and mingled with some of the Titans after practice.

Subban took a selfie with Titans running back DeMarco Murray.

"That is really cool,'' Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. "I talk to (Predators coach) Peter (Laviolette) all the time, we have become good friends since the season, and (he) asked if the players could come out. The coaching staff is going to be out here soon to take a look at our facility. The players showing their support is really good for our guys."

Many of the Titans players, along with Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson, attended Predators games last season

"I think it is neat on both ends. I think it is outstanding these two teams can support each other like they do."



Morgan did not practice on Wednesday and Mularkey said the team plans to monitor his conditioning during the week.

"We were going to hold him no matter what today, and see how he does tomorrow," Mularkey said of Morgan. "But there's a chance he could play."

Receiver Kendall Wright (hamstring) was limited in practice. Mularkey wasn't optimistic about his chances of playing on Sunday against the Lions.

"We are probably not going to have Kendall back,'' Mularkey said. "I am hoping he just progresses each day. He did some good things today, but I need to see a good full week of Kendall before I put him on the field."

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

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