Thursday's Quick Hits: WR Adam Humphries Feeling Good, Joshua Kalu Eyeing Another Blocked FG, and the Titans Injury Report

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NASHVILLE -- The Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Here's a look at three quick hits from Thursday:

Humphries Feeling Good

Titans receiver Adam Humphries practiced for the second straight day on Thursday and said he's feeling good.

A day earlier, Humphries practiced for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in the team's Dec. 1 contest against the Colts. He's missed the last six games with the injury.

"I feel really good," Humphries said. "It feels good to be back out there. Every day I've been rehabbing, trying to get mentally prepared to get back out there whenever I am healthy. So to get finally get back out there with the guys, it means a lot to me. … I am excited for the opportunity."

In 12 regular season games, Humphries had 37 catches for 374 yards and two touchdowns. He could provide a boost to the team's receiving corps if he's healthy enough to play at week's end.

Humphries had the game-winning catch in the team's 35-32 win over the Chiefs back in Week 10, when he caught a 23-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill with 23 seconds left in the contest.

"I am thankful for (my teammates) for going out there and winning games, and allowing me to have another week or two to get back and play another game," Humphries said. "I would have been really upset if my season would have ended in the Indianapolis game. But these guys kept winning and now I have an opportunity to play in a big playoff game."

First Game Hero

Titans defensive back Joshua Kalu was one of the big heroes in the team's Week 10 win over the Chiefs.

Kalu's blocked field goal on the final play of the game preserved the Titans' victory.

He's watched the play this week in film review to see if he could pick up any additional tips.

"We know that they are going to be studying it, and we know that they are going to be expecting us to come," Kalu said of the Chiefs. "Every team should expect us to come – we are going hard every single time we are out there."

Kalu, in his second season with the Titans after signing as an undrafted free agent last May, sprinted off the edge from the left side to get his left hand on a 52-yard field goal try by Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, a play that ended the game, and sparked a wild celebration.

Did it provide a springboard for the Titans?

"I feel like we go into every game preparing to play, and preparing to win," Kalu said. "We went into that game, whether I was going to block the kick to win the game or not, we were prepared to win and whatever came after that was going to come after that. We have the mentality of: Next game, next game, next game, and whatever comes after that comes after that. Now we found ourselves in the AFC Championship Game."

Injury Report

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (illness) returned to practice on Thursday after missing on Wednesday. He was listed as a full participant.

Along with Humphries, linebacker Jayon Brown (shoulder) practiced once again on Thursday and was listed as a limited participant.

Linebacker Rashaan Evans (foot), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (foot), and receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) all practiced on a limited basis as well.

Linebacker David Long (knee), limited on Wednesday, was a full participant as well.

The Tennessee Titans practice on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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