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Wednesday's Quick Hits: Two-Step Tajae Sharpe, DB Joshua Kalu Practices, and the Titans Injury Report


NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

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

Two-Step Tajae

Tajae Sharpe showed on Sunday he can do the two-step – the Titans receiver got both his feet down in the corner of the end zone on a six-yard touchdown toss from quarterback Ryan Tannehill in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

"Every time I catch the ball close to the sideline, I just want to be aware of my surroundings and where I am at on the field at all times," Sharpe said. "It's something we work on. If it comes down to making a close catch on the sideline, I want to make sure I get my feet inbounds."

Sharpe is also proving he knows how to score and contribute when his number is called.

Sharpe has touchdown catches in back-to-back weeks on balls thrown by Tannehill. He caught a five-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone against the Chargers.

"I have a ton of confidence throwing to Tajae – I have seen him work going back to spring," Tannehill said on Wednesday. "He is long, he is lengthy, he has the ability to make tough catches on the outside – you see him tapping his feet throughout the whole year making tough catches on the sideline. So he is definitely a weapon for us and the more reps I get with him the more comfortable I get and I know I have a ton of confidence in him already so I am excited on the way that's going."

On the season, Sharpe has 10 catches for 143 yards and the two scores.

Among receivers, Sharpe's 14.3 average per catch is second on the team behind A.J. Brown.

"It always feels good to be able to get out there and get on the field and make some plays for your team when your number is called," Sharpe said. "Coach (Mike) Vrabel harps on that a bunch – he just tells us we can't control when the ball comes to us, the only thing we can control is making sure that we are open on every single route.

"So that is what you have to focus on, because you never know when the ball is going to come your way and when it does you have to make a play."

Kalu Practices

Titans defensive back Joshua Kalu, who was placed on Injured Reserve back in September, was moved to Designated to Return status and he practiced for the first time since the start of the regular season on Wednesday.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel said the team will decide at some point in the coming weeks whether Kalu is added to the team's 53-man roster.

"I am just happy to be back on the field with my guys and be able to go out there and contribute any way that I can," said Kalu, who had been dealing with a high ankle sprain.

"I have been working, getting treatment, and hoping to practice, so I am happy. I am just going to keep being patient and keep coming in here ready to work. My body feels good from head-to-toe."

Injury Report

Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey (shoulder), center Ben Jones (concussion) and tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.

Cornerback Malcolm Butler (hamstring), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (foot), linebacker Harold Landry (shoulder), cornerback Chris Milton (ankle), guard Rodger Saffold (concussion) and linebacker Cameron Wake (not injury related) were limited in Wednesday's session.

Linebacker Sharif Finch (shoulder), who has missed the past three games, was a full participant.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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