NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tight end Anthony Firkser paid his dues to get to where he is today, and he's being rewarded.
And so, too, are the Titans.
A Harvard grad, Firkser scored his first career touchdown in the team's win over the Jets on Sunday. Firkser also caught a 25-yard pass late to set up the game-winning touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to Corey Davis.
"It's been unbelievable that the Titans are giving me an opportunity to help this team," Firkser said. "It has definitely been a long road – I've been cut a couple of times. So I am grateful for the opportunity they've given me, and I'm so happy I can help the team."
Firkser was cut by the Jets after being signed as an undrafted free agent during his rookie season in 2017. He spent time with the Chiefs before they waived him as well. Firkser has spent time on Tennessee's active roster and practice squad.
Since being elevated to the active roster in October, Firkser has caught 13 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown -- a 12-yard pass from Mariota in the first half on Sunday.
"I just have to keep doing what I can to be consistent, whether it's running routes, blocking, or catching the ball – and special teams as well," Firkser said. "I just have to keep working, and keep trying to be consistent.
"It feels amazing to be able to be a part of the Titans."
Pro Bowl Voting
With one week remaining in Pro Bowl voting for fans, Titans return man Darius Jennings ranks No.10 among return specialists.
No other Titans currently ranks in Top 10.
Fan voting for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at NFL.com/ProBowlVote until Thursday, December 13.
Safety Dane Cruikshank (knee) and running back David Fluellen (knee) did not practice again on Wednesday and they've been ruled out for Thursday's game vs the Jaguars.
Linebacker Derrick Morgan (knee) and Jennings (knee) were limited in Wednesday's practice, and they're listed as questionable.
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (right hand), cornerback Malcolm Butler (quadriceps), receiver Tajae Sharpe (ankle), safety Kevin Byard (shoulder), defensive lineman Jurrell Casey (shoulder), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (wrist), and safety Kenny Vaccaro (knee) all started the week on the Injury Report, but they were full participants again Wednesday and are good to go.