Titans WR Corey Davis Practices, Anxious to Return



NASHVILLE, Tenn. –** The bad news for Titans receiver Corey Davis is his hamstring injury kept him out of the past five games.

The good news is he's on the verge of returning, and he has fresh legs.

"It felt good. It felt real good," Davis said after stepping off the practice field Monday. "It's been a long time coming, and it's felt good to knock the rust off and be out there with my team.

"I have real fresh legs. I am feeling good."

Davis, the fifth overall pick of the NFL Draft, played in the season-opener against the Raiders, and he performed well. Davis caught six passes for 69 yards in that game, and made an impact on third down.

Davis reinjured his troublesome hamstring the following week against the Jaguars, however, and hasn't played since.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Davis practiced on a limited basis on Monday, "and Corey had a good day today."

The Titans plan to work Davis into practices during the week to get him in a position to play on Sunday vs the Ravens.

"He has been very patient," Mularkey said of Davis "He is a competitive guy, and to sit there and watch week after week. You can put a lot of pressure on yourself when you are in that position, you are a (first-round) pick and I think he puts a lot of pressure on himself to be there for his teammates and now he gets a chance to. But I admire the way he's handled it."

Mularkey and Davis both plan to be careful as the receiver works his way back into practices, and action.

Mularkey said the Titans have control over routes he's running, and how many reps he gets.

"If we let him he'd probably take every snap that he could," Mularkey said. "But we'll be smart getting him back in."

Davis has been studying in recent weeks, and is champing at the bit to return.

Teammates and coaches have encouraged him.

"Hopefully (I can make) a big difference," Davis said. "I just have to go out there and do my part and be the best that I can. I want to go out there and make an impact, whatever way that may be.

"I feel ready right now. I want to go out there and do everything I can to help the team out."

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