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Thursday's Quick Hits: An Anxious Derrick Henry, Kevin Pamphile's Frustration and the Titans Injury Report


NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Here's a look at three quick hits from Thursday:

An Anxious Derrick Henry

It's been a week since last Thursday's loss to the Jaguars, and the team still has a few more days to wait before playing again.

Titans running back Derrick Henry, like so many others, is ready to replace a bad memory with a good one.

And he said the team remains confident despite back-to-back losses.

"It's definitely been a long week," Henry said on Thursday. "It is good to be game week and to get back out there coming off a loss. I am happy that Sunday is almost here.

"The confidence, it never left. We have confidence on every guy on this team. We just have to go out there and execute and make plays in all phases. … Nobody is panicking, but there is a sense of urgency. We know what we have to do. We have to go out there and execute and everything will take care of itself."

Henry said the Falcons defense is fast, and it "flies around."

In three games this season, Henry has 210 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

As an offense, though, the Titans scored just one touchdown last week in Jacksonville after being held to 17 points in a loss to the Colts. The Titans opened the season with a complete performance in a 43-13 win over the Browns.

"We need to put drives together, sustain drives, and be efficient on drives," Henry said. "We need to make plays in games and get points."

Pamphile's Frustration

Veteran offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile re-signed with the Titans this offseason because he knew he had an opportunity to start for the team this season.

And up until the week before the regular season, it looked like he'd be the starter at right guard. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said as much leading up to the opener vs Cleveland.

But Pamphile had a setback in the form of a knee injury leading up to the opener, and he hasn't practiced or played since.

"It has definitely been tough, coming into the season with a goal in mind to help the team," Pamphile said on Thursday. "I want to be there to be available for every game. So when you have a setback, it is disappointing. But you can only control what you can control, and right now I can only control my attitude and I'm doing everything I can to get myself back quickly."

Pamphile has been inactive the first three contests, and right now it's not looking like he'll be available for Sunday either.

Jamil Douglas has started the first three games at right guard, and Vrabel has said the team would like to get rookie guard Nate Davis in the mix as well.

Pamphile is hoping to return to action at some point, but he's not sure when.

"Its hard, and I have to fight myself and tell myself to slow down," Pamphile said. "The trainers have my back and they're watching me to make sure I am progressing the right way and not rushing myself out there. I am waiting to see how things go. Once I am on the field I'll be good to go."

Injury Report

Tight end Delanie Walker (knee) did not practice on Thursday for the second straight day.

Pamphile also missed practice again.

Linebacker Rashaan Evans (wrist), who was outfitted in a yellow non-contact jersey on Wednesday, was back at practice in his regular uniform. He was a full participant.

Linebacker Daren Bates (ankle) was back on the practice field after being held out on Wednesday, but doing work on a side field. He was listed as not practicing on the team's injury report.

Running back David Fluellen (knee), cornerback Chris Milton (collarbone) and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (quad) also practiced in full.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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