NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Look at the number of Tennessee Titans scratched from their second preseason game, and the team seems to be having injury problems. Listen to coach Jeff Fisher, and everything appears to be fine.
Welcome to the preseason when NFL coaches don't have to produce injury reports.
Fisher scratched nine Titans, including four starters, from the lineup for Saturday night's 27-20 win over Tampa Bay.
"It's not unrealistic to say we should have everybody back working in some capacity this week,'' Fisher said.
That makes the Titans sound pretty healthy, except that is about what Fisher said a week ago about a smaller handful of players including starting middle linebacker
Tulloch sat out the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 9 due to tendinitis in his knee and has not returned to practice. Ford hasn't practiced since Aug. 2 because of a strained hamstring, and Allred hasn't practiced since the first week of camp because of a high ankle sprain.
Jones is the tackle being counted on most to help replace Albert Haynesworth, but Jones has had his right foot in a boot since the Hall of Fame game and was among those scratched Saturday night.
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The injury list appeared to lengthen Saturday when rookie receiver
Fisher said Sunday he assumes Britt, the No. 30 pick overall and the first receiver drafted by this team since 1998, is going to be fine.
"He didn't show up for treatment. If you don't show up for treatment, you have to practice the next day,'' Fisher said.
NOTES: Fisher said that quarterback