Tennessee Titans: Bye Week Injury Update

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Delanie Walker
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After taking a week off to rest and get healthy, the Tennessee Titans returned to the practice field on Monday.

For the first time in a week, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey addressed the media on Monday afternoon. He provided updates on a number of key injuries, including QB Marcus Mariota’s hamstring.

Here’s where the Titans stand health-wise heading into the upcoming week of practice before their game against the Baltimore Ravens.

WR Corey Davis

Injury: Hamstring

Injured since: Week 2 vs. Jacksonville

Update: The stars are certainly aligning for the long-awaited return of Corey Davis to happen against the Ravens this week. Davis practiced on Monday for the first time in nearly six weeks. Though he was limited, the fact that he was on the practice field bodes well for his Week 9 outlook. His talent could provide an immediate spark to the Titans offense upon his return.

SS Johnathan Cyprien

Injury: Hamstring

Injured Since: Week 1 vs. Oakland

Update: Like Davis, Johnathan Cyprien is also on track to return against the Ravens this week. He practiced for the first time in seven weeks on Monday, albeit in a limited fashion. Cyprien will certainly want to put some good work on film in his return, as his only game to date with the Titans was a poor one. One of the league’s best run-stoppers at safety, Cyprien will be a big boost to an already successful Titans run defense.

QB Marcus Mariota

Injury: Hamstring

Injured Since: Week 4 vs. Houston

Update: Though Marcus Mariota is 2-0 in the two games he’s played since returning from injury, he had to win them by almost exclusively playing in the pocket. The former Heisman Trophy winner will be much more mobile against Baltimore, as Mike Mularkey indicated that Mariota is nearing 100% health. With that being the case, expect more zone-reads and plays designed to move Mariota out of the pocket this week.

LG Quinton Spain

Injury: Turf Toe

Injured Since: Week 7 vs. Cleveland

Update: The Titans have started the same five offensive linemen for nearly a year, but there’s a good chance that streak will end on Sunday. Guard Quinton Spain, who missed several snaps against the Cleveland Browns with a toe problem, is continuing to suffer from the effects of the injury. In fact, it might be slightly more serious than initially thought. Mularkey said that Spain will likely miss the upcoming game against the Ravens. His replacement would be Brian Schwenke.

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TE Delanie Walker

Injury: Bone Bruise (ankle)

Injured Since: Week 7 vs. Cleveland

Update: After catching a pass in overtime against the Browns, Pro Bowl TE Delanie Walker landed awkwardly on his ankle, forcing him to miss the remainder of the game. The injury, which initially looked like it could be severe, has since been ruled a bone bruise. Walker missed practice on Monday, and his status for Sunday remains uncertain.

RB DeMarco Murray

Injury: Hamstring

Injured Since: Week 7 vs. Cleveland

Update: Pro Bowl RB DeMarco Murray has struggled with a lingering hamstring problem since Training Camp, and he hasn’t looked like himself all season. Aside from a 75-yard touchdown run against the Seattle Seahawks, Murray has been a very minimal producer in the Titans offense. Against Cleveland two weeks ago, he re-aggravated the injury. He likely will play against the Ravens, though it’s uncertain as to whether he will do so at full health. Murray was a limited participant in Monday’s practice.