A 2012 third-round selection, Spence has started 19 of his 46 regular-season games, recording 144 tackles (100 solo) and five sacks. He's never locked down a role as an every-week starter, but he could get that opportunity with an Indianapolis team that has a clear weakness at inside linebacker.
Spence (illness) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.
Spence apparently only needed to sit out Wednesday's practice in order to get back to full strength. The 26-year-old will likely be available in his normal capacity for Week 17 against Houston as added depth for Tennessee's defense.
Spence was held out of Wednesday's practice due to illness.
It's unclear how severe Spence's illness is at this time. His practice status the next two days will give a better indication of his ability to play against the Texans on Sunday.
Spence (ankle) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Jaguars.
Spence was unable to play in last week's win over the Chiefs, but he'll return in Week 16. Expect Wesley Woodyard and Avery Williamson to get the start at inside linebacker.
The linebacker did not play in Week 15, but coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday that the team expects to have him back Saturday. This latest news adds credence to that notion.
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