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Three Quick Hits from Monday's Practice

Posted Aug 29, 2016

TitansOnline.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers three quick hits from Monday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

NASHVILLE, Tenn - The Titans just wrapped up practice on Monday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
 
Three quick hits:
 
Wright setback

Titans receiver Kendall Wright returned to practice, but he wasn’t able to finish after suffering another hamstring strain.
 
Coach Mike Mularkey said Wright strained his hamstring in a different area than previously, and he’s not expected to play in the preseason finale against the Dolphins. Mularkey said it’s too soon to know about Wright’s availability for the regular season opener against the Vikings on September 11.
 
“I don’t know enough about the injury yet, but I know he couldn’t finish practice,’’ Mularkey said of Wright. “On a short week, I doubt he would play Thursday.”
 
Wright, who has missed the first three games of the preseason, said in the locker room after practice the injury probably isn’t as bad as initially feared. He said it’s in the same area as previously.
 
“I feel better than I was about 30 minutes ago,’’ Wright said. “I just have to keep getting stronger. … I probably overdid it because I missed being out there, and I was trying to do a lot. But I think I’ll be all right. It doesn’t feel as bad as it did.”
 
Asked about whether he’ll be ready for the regular season opener, Wright responded: “It’s not in doubt. I think I’ll be able to play in it. …  I think I’ll be able to go September the 11th.” 
 
Cox return

The news surrounding cornerback Perrish Cox was much better.
 
Cox, who has missed the first three games with an ankle injury, practiced on Monday.
 
“Perrish looked good,’’ Mularkey said. “Perrish did a lot of good things. I think there’s a good chance he’ll play Thursday.”
 
Mularkey said the plan is for Cox to step back in as the team’s starter.
 
“I have been excited all weekend about being back,’’ Cox said. “Watching my teammates play, I couldn’t wait to get back out there on the field with them. My ankle feels way better. I’m back to 100 percent again, and my confidence is always going to be there.
 
“I have no idea how much I’ll play Thursday or what the plan is, but I’ll be ready for Week One (of the regular season).”
 
Spain reponds

Quinton Spain locked down the left guard spot with his performance during the preseason, Mularkey said on Sunday.
 
Spain on Monday said it was a nice reward for his hard work.
 
“It took a lot of pressure off of my back,’’ Spain said. “But I still have to work on some things and continue to do what I am doing. I have to continue to gain the trust so they’ll keep me there.
 
“Coach challenged me last week and I feel like I responded to the challenge. When he cut my reps and started sharing them with other guys, I knew what time it was. I took that as a challenge that I need to pick my stuff up or I am going to lose my spot. I just have to keep working on things to keep my spot.”