NASHVILLE, Tenn. —** The Titans just wrapped up practice on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
On Sunday, the team will face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium.
Three quick hits:
Logan Ryan update**
Cornerback Logan Ryan, who missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, did not practice again on Thursday.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey remained optimistic when asked about Ryan’s status moving forward.
“Logan Ryan did not practice, and hopefully we’ll get some work from him tomorrow – that’s the plan,” Mularkey said. “We’d like for him to play if he can play.”
Mularkey said Ryan has been on a treadmill, “and we’re hoping to get more out of him tomorrow.”
Cornerback Tye Smith played all 69 snaps against the Rams, and could be in line for work moving forward.
Mularkey said Smith played well against the Rams.
“For the number of snaps, I thought he was tested early and I thought as he gained confidence,” Mularkey said of Smith. “I thought he played good football.”
The Titans were forced to practice indoors at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Thursday because the outdoor fields were frozen.
Temperatures remained below freezing in Nashville this morning, and the forecast calls for cold weather on Sunday. In fact, the team plans to distribute hand warmers to the first 30,000 fans at Nissan Stadium, courtesy of Academy Sports.
Mularkey said the Titans aren’t against practicing outdoors leading up to a cold weather game, but reminded it’s not imperative.
“There’s a lot of teams up North right now, they go inside in November and never (practice) outside and they are just fine when they go out in the home stadiums and play in the cold,” Mularkey said. “A good example of us was in Kansas City last year. We didn’t practice in two degree weather and did fine.
“We’d like to be out. I think it is good, fresh air, get on the grass. But we couldn’t get out here because the fields weren’t in good condition to do that. We had all intentions to be out here, but things out of our control… Fortunately we had a nice bubble to go into.”
What about DeMarco?
Running back DeMarco Murray did not practice again on Thursday, and Mularkey indicated he’ll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Murray suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s game against the Rams.
Ryan and Murray remain the only two players on the team’s injury report.