Titans Downgrade QB Ryan Tannehill to Out for Sunday's Game vs Texans


NASHVILLE – The Titans have downgraded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Tannehill missed practices during the week because of the ankle injury he suffered vs the Colts, and on Friday the team also added "Illness" to his designation while listing him as questionable for the game.

Tannehill won't travel to Houston with the team on Saturday, so he was downgraded to out.

The move puts rookie quarterback Malik Willis in line to make his first career start on Sunday in Houston.

The Titans will also make quarterback Logan Woodside a gameday elevation for Sunday's game, along with defensive lineman Larrell Murchison. Both players will revert to the practice squad after the contest.

After Tannehill suffered the ankle injury vs Colts, he missed practices on Wednesday and Friday. Tannehill was listed as limited in Thursday's session.

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Willis took advantage of his opportunities in practice in trying "to lead and function as our quarterback." Willis played three snaps against the Colts, but just one at quarterback when he stepped in for Tannehill and handed the ball off.

"I think it went pretty good," Willis said after Friday's practice. "Just being prepared is probably my best bet, and I've been trying to do that to the best of my ability."

Kickoff for Sunday's game in Houston is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

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