The Tennessee Titans are getting much healthier as they welcome the Philadelphia Eagles to Nissan Stadium on Sunday.
After three weeks of pure carnage on the injury front, the Tennessee Titans can finally say that they are nearly at full strength — at least in terms of starters. For the first time all year, the Titans might go into Sunday with their preferred 11 lining up on both sides of the ball.
Players That Are Likely Out
OT Dennis Kelly (illness)
Kelly’s illness forced him into a stint at the hospital, where he reportedly lost a lot of weight. Kelly was also sent home from practice by HC Mike Vrabel. Kelly was a DNP on both Wednesday and Thursday and won’t be active on gameday.
QB Blaine Gabbert (concussion)
Gabbert took a nasty shot in the Jaguars game and it was going to be an uphill battle to get cleared in time. The Titans signed Austin Davis during the week to serve as Marcus Mariota’s backup on Sunday.
RB David Fluellen (groin)
Fluellen has been unable to practice for the past two weeks and his timetable is uncertain. Other players will have to step up on special teams. Rookie Dalyn Dawkins will fill in at backup RB if either of Derrick Henry or Dion Lewis go down.
Players That Are 50-50
S Kendrick Lewis (foot)
Up until this week, Lewis hadn’t practiced since before Week 1. Lewis has been practicing in full this week, but the bevy of missed practice time could force the coaching staff to hold him out for one more week. If he returns, he’ll provide safety depth along with Dane Cruikshank.
CB Adoree’ Jackson (concussion)
Jackson is trending in the right direction, having fully participated in practice on both Wednesday and Thursday, but concussions are tricky and he must fully pass the protocol before being cleared to play. The feeling is he will pass the protocol on Friday.
OLB Kamalei Correa (back)
Correa missed last week’s game and was limited in practice Wednesday, but he returned to full participation on Thursday and has a good shot of suiting up for the game.
Players Likely to Play
QB Marcus Mariota (elbow)
Mariota came into the game as a substitute against the Jaguars and threw the ball better than Gabbert had all year. Mariota’s elbow is reportedly improving and Vrabel has said they won’t limit the offense going forward.
RT Jack Conklin (knee)
I considered putting Conklin in the 50-50 section solely because the Titans might choose to be extra cautious, but all signs point to the All-Pro tackle making his season debut on Sunday.
K Ryan Succop (knee)
Succop caused a bit of panic on Wednesday when he was held out of practice with a knock on his left knee, but he returned on Thursday and is all systems go for Sunday, where he will likely be used often.