NASHVILLE, Tenn. —** The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
On Sunday, the team will face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium.
Three quick hits:
With running back DeMarco Murray out, Derrick Henry will step up and carry the load for the Titans.
But running back David Fluellen will also move up, and into the mix. Fluellen has played primarily on special teams this season, but he’s played in all 15 games, and the Titans are confident he can help.
“Flu has a bigger role,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “(He’s) a big back, very similar to what we already have. He has good vision, is a physical runner. He’s good in protection.”
Fluellen is fourth on Toledo’s all-time rushing list with 3,336 yards. With the Titans he’s carried the ball just four times for 21 yards in the regular season. But he’s played well for the team in preseason opportunities.
“If I go in, it is my job to make sure we don’t miss a beat on offense,” Fluellen said. “I am definitely excited to go out there. Every running back is excited to touch the ball. And that might not even be my case if I go in – I might just be a pass blocker or run a route. But I am just going to do my job to the best of my ability to help this team win.”
What about Logan?
Cornerback Logan Ryan, who missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, did not practice again on Friday.
Ryan has worked on a treadmill during the week, and hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday’s game.
“He will be questionable,” Mularkey said of Ryan.
Cornerback Tye Smith played all 69 snaps against the Rams, and could be in line for work moving forward.
Receiver Eric Decker is dealing with a hamstring injury, but Mularkey indicated it’s not serious.
“He was limited,” Mularkey said. “There’s no designation on him with a hamstring – it’s slight, nothing serious. He should play.”
Decker had six catches for 73 yards against the Rams.