Friday's Quick Hits: Derrick Henry Good to Go, a Good Week for the New Kicker, and the Titans Injury Report

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NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Here’s a look at three quick hits from Friday:

Derrick Henry Update

Titans running back Derrick Henry practiced again on Friday and is good to go for Sunday’s game.

Henry, who leads the team with 991 rushing yards on the season, was limited on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel said the team monitored Henry’s condition throughout the week.

“It’s just, get him the work that we think he needs, and what he needs, to be ready to play on Sunday,” Vrabel said of Henry. “His attitude is great, he wants to learn, he is focused. It’s not anything that’s an issue for me.”

Asked if he feels good about Henry’s chances of playing on Sunday against the Colts, Vrabel replied: “He is more than on track.”

Santoso’s Role?

Vrabel said new Titans kicker Ryan Santoso had a good week.

Santoso signed with the Titans on Wednesday, and the team intends to carry two kickers, including veteran Ryan Succop, on the roster heading into Sunday’s game.

“He has a big, strong leg, live leg,” Vrabel said of Santoso on Friday. “I think there’s a lot we can do with him, which is nice. We’ll see where it goes for Sunday but again, I would say he has a talent there that we are able to use and work with.”

The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Santoso played collegiately at Minnesota. He spent each of the past two preseasons with the Detroit Lions, and he also spent time with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in September of this season.

At Minnesota, Santoso made 29-of-39 field goals, with a career-long field goal of 52 yards, which lifted the Gophers to a 39-38 win over Purdue in 2014. He also converted 76-of-77 point-after attempts and scored 163 points (29 FGs and 76 PATs). He kicked off 168 times and recorded 80 touchbacks.

Santoso also punted 144 times and averaged 41.8 yards (fourth-best in school history). He placed 46 punts inside the 20 and had a career long of 68 yards in 2017.

“I would say there’s a lot of things we could do with him,” Vrabel said of Santoso. “Being able to kick off, long field goals, field goals – he learned first as a punter. So, he’s a guy we wanted to get in here and use and look at.”

Injury Report

The Titans ruled cornerback LeShaun Sims (ankle) out for Sunday’s game. Sims won’t make the trip with the team to Indianapolis.

Linebacker Reggie Gilbert (knee), meanwhile, practiced in full on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday and is also good to go for Sunday's game.

Safety Dane Cruikshank (ankle), cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (calf), defensive lineman DaQuan Jones (ribs), defensive back Joshua Kalu (ankle), receiver Tajae Sharpe (hamstring), and offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile (knee) all appeared on the Injury Report earlier in the week but they’ve been cleared for Sunday’s contest.

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