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Three Quick Hits from Wednesday's Practice

Posted Oct 21, 2015

TitansOnline.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers three quick hits from Wednesday's practice.

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

On Sunday, the team will face the Falcons.

Three quick hits after today’s practice…

Titans name captains

The Titans have elected their permanent captains for the 2015 season.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt delivered the news leading up to Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

The team’s captains are cornerback Jason McCourty, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, tackle Taylor Lewan, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, tight end Delanie Walker and linebacker Brian Orakpo.

Orakpo, in his first season with the Titans, called it an honor.

“Out of all the accolades I have throughout my career, being named captain is high up there,’’ Orakpo said. “It shows what you mean to your peers, and what you mean to the organization. It is a huge honor to lead these guys to battle each and every week.”

Orakpo said being captain doesn’t mean he has to necessarily say more, however.

“You lead by your own actions, your own ways,’’ he said. “Some guys are rah-rah guys and like to talk and get guys riled up and others don’t say a word and go out on the practice field and on Sundays just handle their business. Everyone leads in a different way.

“By being named captain, just continue to do what you do and at the same time, do it more. You do your best to get the best out of everybody. That’s definitely how I approach it.”

Praising Julio

The Titans will face a dangerous Falcons offense on Sunday.

In fact, Titans cornerback Jason McCourty believes Atlanta’s Julio Jones is the most dangerous receiver in the NFL right now.

“So far this year, he has been the best receiver,’’ McCourty said of Jones, who has 49 catches for 638 yards and four touchdowns. “Look at the numbers he has put up, and it’s hard to say someone has been better than him this year.

“But whether you say he’s first, second, third or whatever, he’s right there at the top of this league.”

Injury update

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (knee), cornerback Perrish Cox (hamstring), receiver Harry Douglas (ribs), safety Michael Griffin (knee) and running back Dexter McCluster (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

Defensive lineman Sammie Hill (knee) and Avery Williamson (hamstring) were full participants.