NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans coach Mike Munchak said Friday that linebacker
McCarthy practiced almost fully Wednesday, his first time on the field since the Titans hosted the Patriots in the season opener. Tennessee opted to rest the second-year pro Thursday and had him do some work Friday.
“We didn’t want him doing too much,” Munchak said. “We thought the beginning…Have him go on Wednesday, see what he can do. He practiced pretty much the whole practice, and we thought we’d rest him the (Thursday), and then use him a little bit today to do some red zone stuff and some work today. Again, not overdo it so he’s OK for Sunday. We’ll see how he does on Sunday.”
Munchak said coaches and trainers will evaluate the players during warm-ups before the Titans (1-3) face the Vikings (3-1).
Britt has been limited or missed practices the past two weeks after suffering his ankle injury when the Tennessee defeated Detroit.
“We were hoping, obviously, he could do more,” Munchak said. “He was still a little sore, so we didn’t want to do it today. We’ll see how he is tomorrow and Sunday for the things he’ll do.”
The Titans will have two games in a span of 10 days, which will limit recovery time. Munchak said if McCarthy can play, his amount of snaps may be determined by “what kind of game it is.”
“We’re going there to win, so we need him on the field if he can help us win, we’re doing that,” Munchak said. “We’ll have to see how he is on Sunday once he gets going. If we feel we have to limit him, we’ll decide what package.”
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Klug is from Caledonia, Minn., about three hours southeast of the Twin Cities and Mall of America Field. Klug played in the Vikings’ stadium when he was in high school and when he attended college at Iowa.
“I’m pretty pumped just cause in high school I was able to play a couple of games there, and played a couple of games in college there,” Klug said. “The last time I played there it was against the Gophers, and I heard from the stands, a couple of people calling my name. I knew they were from Caledonia, and I think that’s kind of cool.”
Caledonia is a small town near the Mississippi River, and Klug has heard that at least three buses of people are going to the game.
“That’s unbelievable. Half the town will fit on the buses,” Klug joked.
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“Ragnar is the Viking,” Hutchinson said. “He’s the mascot guy. He’s a good guy.”