Titans WR Corey Davis Looking Forward to Opener vs. Raiders

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KANSAS CITY –** Corey Davis didn't play a game in the preseason.

Until returning to practice earlier this week, the Titans rookie receiver had been a spectator most of training camp because of a hamstring injury.

But Davis has made big strides of late, and that continued here on Thursday night.

Davis caught passes from quarterback Marcus Mariota on the field in a pre-game workout three hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and he came out of the tunnel in uniform for warmups prior to the game.

"It felt good, to finally get the uniform on and get a few reps in during warm-ups," Davis said in the locker room after Thursday's preseason game vs. the Chiefs. "But it will be better when I get to play. I am focusing on getting 100 percent healthy and getting out there."

Davis, the fifth overall pick of the NFL Draft, said he's ready to do his part.

"I am a competitor, and I am ready to get out there and make plays and help this team out," Davis said. "I want to play as much as possible, but that is up to coach (Mike) Mularkey and the staff and I trust (them) 100 percent, so we'll see. I feel good."

Mularkey said the pre-game routine helped Davis. Earlier in the week, Mularkey said the plan is to have both Davis and receiver Eric Decker back for the season opener.

"It's probably me being overly cautious,'' Mularkey said, "but we want him for that Oakland game as well. But it was good to get him into the throwing routine with Marcus and actually get Decker in there as well."

Davis, slowed earlier this offseason with an ankle injury, knows the road hasn't been easy.

But he's motivated, and anxious to help the Titans, beginning with the season opener against the Raiders on September 10 at Nissan Stadium.

"I don't question God," Davis said. "I know He has a plan, and I trust Him 100 percent.

"I am excited (about the opener). I am maybe going to be a little nervous, but that is normal. Nerves are normal, that is good. To be scared is another thing, and I am definitely not scared. I am excited and looking forward to it."

The Tennessee Titans take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 of the preseason on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones Photography, AP)

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