NASHVILLE – The Titans on Wednesday changed kicker Ryan Succop's status from Reserve/Injured to Designated to Return.
What it means is Succop will now be allowed to begin practicing with the team.
Because of rules related to Injured Reserve, Succop won't be eligible to play until Week 9, however, when the Titans face the Carolina Panthers.
Cody Parkey, signed prior to the team's Week 6 game at Denver, has been the team's kicker in each of the past two contests and he's expected to kick again this Sunday when the Titans face the Buccaneers. Parkey was signed after the team released Cairo Santos, who kicked in each of the team's first five contests.
Succop was placed on Injured Reserve leading up to the season opener because of a knee injury that had him on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list up until the final two weeks of the preseason.
In recent weeks he's been rehabbing the injury, and working out on his own.
Succop made 26-of-30 (86.7 percent) kicks for the Titans in 2018, and he's 235-of-281 (83.6 percent) during his 10-year NFL career. He joined the Titans in 2014 after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Also on Wednesday, the Titans re-signed linebacker Derick Roberson to the team's practice squad.