NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Titans rookie cornerback Ryan Mouton sprained his left ankle Tuesday morning and had to be carted off the practice field. Coach Jeff Fisher called it a "significant sprain'' but said it should not keep Mouton out for the rest of the preseason.
Fisher said Tuesday night they would treat Mouton aggressively but did not set a timetable for his return, saying some players respond quicker than others. Mouton was seen wearing a boot, and Fisher said team officials initially worried the ankle might have been broken.
Mouton was the Titans' second pick in the third round out of Hawaii. The 5-foot-9 rookie had been competing to be the team's backup nickelback, which is a fifth defensive back in passing situations. Mouton also has been working as a backup outside cornerback and handling both kickoff and punt returns.
He intercepted a pass and ran it back 29 yards for a touchdown in the Titans' 27-20 exhibition win last weekend over Tampa Bay.
"Fortunately, we got to see quite a bit from him the last couple weeks. He is coming along,'' Fisher said. "When he comes back, I'm sure he'll pick up where he left off.''
NOTES: The Titans had their last two-a-day session of training camp Tuesday, concluding with a night practice at the team headquarters. A handful of Titans were given the night practice off, including defensive end