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Three Quick Hits from Tuesday's Practice

Posted Dec 20, 2016

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


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans just wrapped up practice on Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

On Saturday, the team will face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field.

Three quick hits after today’s practice:

Heading home

Running back Derrick Henry was a highlight machine in high school in Yulee, Fla., just outside Jacksonville.

Henry ran for a national high school rushing record 12,124 yards at Yulee High, including 4,261 yards as a senior in 2012. From there he went to Alabama, where he won the Heisman Trophy.

On Saturday, Henry returns to Jacksonville when the Titans face the Jaguars.

“I am very excited,’’ Henry said on Tuesday. “My family and everybody else back home is very excited. It will be a fun environment, but it is another game we have to focus on and win.”

Henry ran for 58 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Chiefs. He now has 412 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

Henry said he went to a handful of games as a kid while growing up in Jacksonville. He said he admired former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.

“It is like home,’’ he said of the Jacksonville area. “I haven’t been in the stadium since we got invited there for the Super 24 they do for the top high school players. So it will be pretty cool to go back there and play.”

“Don’t have any regrets”

With the game scheduled for Saturday, the Titans “toned it down a notch” in Tuesday’s practice from a tempo standpoint,’ Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.

The Titans also practiced indoors.

But the Titans have the same mindset during practice this week. They’ll turn the tempo back up on Wednesday and Thursday before departing on Friday for Florida.

“Lock into the Jaguars, Christmas, shopping, food,’’ Mularkey said. “There’s a lot going on this time a year. But this is a great opportunity. Lock in, and don’t have any regrets.”

Injuries

Cornerback Jason McCourty (chest contusion/shoulder sprain) did not practice.

Tight end Phillip Supernaw and safety Da’Norris Searcy were in uniform but remain in the concussion protocol.

Linebacker Sean Spence practiced. He missed last Sunday’s game with an ankle injury.