Tuesday's Quick Hits: Adoree' Jackson a Full Participant, Vrabel vs. Belichick, and the Titans Injury Report 


NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Saturday's playoff game against the New England Patriots.

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

Adoree Jackson Update

Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Jackson hasn't played since suffering a foot injury in the team's December 1 game against the Colts. He's been limited in some practices, but been sidelined in most.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel was asked before practice about how much Jackson could help the secondary if he's able to return. Jackson started 10 of the first 11 games for the Titans before his injury.

Logan Ryan, Tramaine Brock, Tye Smith and LeShaun Sims have worked at cornerback in recent weeks.

"Sure, it'd be a boost to the entire team to have all our players that at some point in time during the season we've counted on to be available to play," Vrabel said. "Not just the secondary, it would help the entire team, which is what we're always about."

Coaching vs. Belichick

Vrabel will make his postseason coaching debut on Saturday night.

Vrabel played linebacker eight seasons with the Patriots, and won three Super Bowl rings while playing under head coach Bill Belichick.

Last year, the Vrabel-coached Titans beat the Belichick-coached Patriots 34-10 in Nashville. Back in August, the Patriots beat the Titans 22-17 at Nissan Stadium.

On Saturday, the two coaches will meet in the postseason.

Vrabel said on Tuesday it's dangerous to anticipate what Belichick might be thinking.

"There's a fine line between just going ahead and changing a bunch of stuff and thinking, 'Well, they're going to do this, so we can't do that,' and doing stuff that the players believe in, that they have confidence in and they can go out and execute based on whatever look they may see," Vrabel said.

"So, there's going to, obviously, be an element of game plan just like there is every week. So, Bill will prepare his team like he does, and I'll do the best job to get our guys ready to play."

Injury Report

Receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) and Kalif Raymond (concussion) did not practice on Tuesday.

Both players missed Sunday's game at Houston, and Humphries has been sidelined since December 1.

Linebacker Daren Bates (shoulder) and receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) were listed as limited on today's injury report.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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