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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 Miami Dolphins.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Hurricane Matthew**

Titans coach Mike Mularkey has been keeping tabs on Hurricane Matthew, and not just because the team is scheduled to play on Sunday in Miami Gardens.

On Tuesday night, Mularkey said on Titans Radio the team engaged in preliminary discussions with the NFL about the possibility of playing Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Nashville if the hurricane necessitates a change. Other options are also being considered.

An NFL spokesman said on Wednesday the league is monitoring the situation.

"I haven't been involved with that,'' Mularkey said, "All I know is internally we always have plans for all away games and with the weather conditions down there you have to talk through the 'What ifs?' if that happens. I don't know anything about what is going on with the NFL, but I have a bunch of family in Fort Lauderdale still that I am very concerned about."

Mularkey said the Titans are preparing to travel for the game.

"I think the rules are they have to make a decision by Thursday,'' Mularkey said. "That is league policy for anything that happens, not just in this case. … Right now we are all planning on going to Miami on Saturday, and play Sunday. That's the plan."


Special teams changes**

Steve Hoffman guided the Titans during the special teams period on practice, and Mularkey said there could be more changes on the unit moving forward.

Earlier in the week, the Titans relieved Bobby April of his duties, and promoted Hoffman, who previously served as special teams assistant.

"We had a good meeting this morning, and we are going to do something different in a lot of ways, without showing our hand,'' Mularkey said. "Steve has done it enough. … He has a lot more on his plate this week, but he has done well with the meeting.

"It is like my situation last year. In the middle of the year you can't just completely overhaul the entire special team unit. You have to keep some things, especially with young players playing on them, you have to keep them consistent. He'll have a little bit of his own philosophy in it, and he has already started that."


Safety Da'Norris Searcy (ankle), cornerback Cody Riggs (hamstring) and defensive lineman Al Woods (calf) did not practice on Wednesday.

Tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Jace Amaro were both limited with shoulder injuries.

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

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