NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Here's a look at three quick hits from Thursday:
Derrick Henry Update
Derrick Henry was selected to the Pro Bowl earlier this week, and on Thursday the Titans running back gave thanks to all those who voted for him.
The Pro Bowlers are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.
"I was very excited, and I appreciate everybody taking the time out of their day to vote for me so I could have that opportunity," Henry said on Thursday. "So, for all the Titans fans, Alabama fans, who voted, I am thankful for everybody who voted for me."
With a smile, Henry said he hopes he won't have an opportunity to play in the game, scheduled for January 25, 2020, in Orlando, Florida.
"I hope we are further down the road in Florida around that time," Henry said, referring to the site if this year's Super Bowl – Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Titans, of course, need to take care of business – and get some help – to get into the playoffs.
Henry has been a huge part of the team's success this season. He ranks second in the NFL in rushing yards (1,329), first in rushing attempts (271), is tied for eighth in rushing average (4.9; minimum 88 attempts), and he's tied for third in rushing touchdowns (13). He also ranks third in the NFL in total touchdowns (15).
Henry didn't practice on Thursday after being limited in practice on Wednesday. He said he's doing his best to manage his hamstring injury while getting himself ready to play on Sundays.
"I just want to make sure I am doing the right things to get back to 100 percent," Henry said. "I'm just listening to the trainers and the coaches, and when I am able to get back out there, I will get back out there."
Leading up to this past Sunday's contest against the Texans, Henry didn't practice all week.
For the second week in a row, Henry didn't leave much doubt about his status for this Sunday when speaking to reporters in the locker room.
Henry said he plans to play on Sunday against the Saints "as long as my leg is not halfway off."
Adoree' Jackson Update
Cornerback Adoree Jackson didn't practice on Thursday, one day after returning to the practice field for the first time since suffering a foot injury in the team's game against the Colts on December 1.
Jackson was listed as limited on the team's Injury Report on Wednesday, and he was a DNP today.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel made it sound like there's a chance Jackson could play in some fashion, however.
"It is great to always have him back – he has a great attitude, and I think he was playing well and unfortunately he suffered a setback," Vrabel said of Jackson being injured against the Colts. "We're just trying to work him back in there and see what his availability can be for us this week. It may be a third-down role, we'll see how he comes out of practice."
In addition to Henry and Jackson, receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) did not practice on Thursday.
The Titans added running back Dion Lewis (ankle) to the Injury Report on Thursday and listed him as a limited participant. Receiver Corey Davis (ankle) was limited for the second day in a row.
Linebacker Daren Bates (shoulder), receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (knee) were all full participants in Thursday's practice.
The Tennessee Titans practice on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)