Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said he hopes Sankey will get at least 30 snaps in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Colts, the Titans' official website reports. Sankey played exactly 30 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Texans, taking advantage of his team's massive deficit, in combination with Antonio Andrews' miscues. Sankey figures to get most of the passing-down work in Week 17, but it shouldn't actually be assumed that he'll go over 30 snaps. Andrews and David Cobb are probably still the better bets for early-down work.
Sankey rushed twice for 11 yards, and caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 more in Sunday's loss to Houston. Sankey's 54 yards from scrimmage marked his highest total since way back in Week 1. It's possible he could see more action in Week 17 with both David Cobb and Antonio Andrews struggling of late, but the disgraced former starter has teased owners often enough in his first two NFL seasons that not many will be holding their breath.
Sankey didn't get a carry, but caught all three of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Sankey got his first offensive touches since Week 10, as Dexter McCluster's season-ending wrist injury has opened up an opportunity for the second-year running back to get back on the field. His lack of involvement indicates Sankey still has a long way to go before he regains the coaching staff's trust, though.
Sankey is expected to see more action with Dexter McCluster (wrist) out for the season, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Sankey had fallen out of favor after opening the season as Tennessee's starting running back, but the 2014 second-rounder has a chance to make a late-season impact with Tennessee's backfield situation in shambles. He's teased owners with his potential only to flame out before, so don't put too much stock in this news until Sankey is actually seen making an impact on the field.
Sankey is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Sankey is the odd man out in the Titans' Week 11 backfield, with David Cobb active for first time this season.
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