McCourty is healthy after missing most of last season, the Titans' official site reports. McCourty missed 12 contests during 2015 with a sports hernia injury that required a pair of surgeries. He is assuredly Tennessee's best cover corner, and his return should only improve a secondary that allowed the seventh-fewest passing yards per game in 2015. Parrish Cox and Brice McCain will be in competition for the starting CB job opposite McCourty.
General manager Jon Robinson expects "big things" from McCourty (groin) in 2016, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports. Contained to just four games last season due to groin surgery in the preseason and a subsequent aggravation, McCourty managed career lows across the board, with 15 tackles (10 solo) and no other counting stats. When healthy, McCourty is easily the Titans' top cover corner, but opportunities could be few and far between in the fall considering the existing talent in the defensive backfield.
McCourty requires another groin surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. McCourty was limited to just four games played this season after an initial groin surgery in August put him behind schedule early in the campaign. Since re-injuring his groin, McCourty has missed the Titans' past two games, and will now be placed on season-ending injured reserve. With McCourty out, Coty Sensabaugh figures to continue to see extensive playing time opposite Perrish Cox at cornerback.
Interim coach Mike Mularkey relayed Thursday that McCourty (groin) will remain out this week. With McCourty already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, it's fair wonder whether or not the cornerback will be able to return in time for the team's Week 11 tilt, which will occur next Thursday against the Jaguars.
McCourty (groin) did not participate in practice on Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports. McCourty missed last Sunday's game against the Saints, so it's not a huge surprise he isn't participating in practice this week. His status for this Sunday's game against the Panthers will most likely be decided later in the week.
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