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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 Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium.

Three quick hits:

DeMarco Murray update

Running back DeMarco Murray did not practice on Wednesday, and coach Mike Mularkey indicated he'll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday.

Murray suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the Rams.

Mularkey said on Tuesday Murray could be used in a limited role against the Jaguars. Asked on Wednesday why the Titans would push him to play rather riding with other running backs, Mularkey said "because he's really good at a lot of things.

"If you can get something from him, being smart about it, where it's not going to hinder you at all offensively," Mularkey said, "then you look at those options. He does some good things, especially in the protection scheme, that we like."

On Tuesday, ESPN reported Murray is dealing with a third-degree MCL tear. Mularkey said that's news to him.

"I saw that – I read that on the screen," Mularkey said. "That's not what I was told. I'll leave it at that."

Running backs Derrick Henry and David Fluellen are in line for an increased workload if Murray can't go.

Fighting through the flu

Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in Sunday's game.

He made a lightning-quick reaction to the loose ball after defensive lineman Jurrell Casey hammered Rams quarterback Jared Goff, causing the ball to pop loose.

What made Woodyard's performance even more impressive – he was playing with the flu. Woodyard was added to the team's injury report on Saturday with an illness. Fellow linebacker Avery Williamson also played while sick.

"No excuses, but I had the flu," Woodyard said on Wednesday. "I definitely wasn't 100 percent health-wise, but I am going to give it all for my teammates. Obviously we didn't get the outcome we wanted, but if I can hop out there, I am going to be out there."

Woodyard took two IVs on Sunday, and drank four Gatorades, not to mention needing four salt packs. Trainers made sure he got medicine to limit the symptoms. He's feeling better this week.

"This week is going to be a different thing," Woodyard said. "No flu."

What about Logan?

Cornerback Logan Ryan, who missed Sunday's game with an ankle injury, did not practice on Wednesday.

Mularkey sounded optimistic when asked about his status moving forward.

"I am hoping he (practices) by the end of the week," Mularkey said of Ryan. "I didn't really anticipate him going today."

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

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