Andrews rushed twice for 15 yards Sunday in San Diego.
Andrews took advantage of backup Derrick Henry's calf injury, and registered his first offensive touches of the season. Even if Henry remains out for a while, Andrews won't play more than a handful of snaps per game behind DeMarco Murray.
Andrews has emerged as Tennessee's third-string running back following Friday's final roster cuts.
The Titans opted to keep just three running backs, which is one fewer than expected. Nonetheless, the team's 2015 leading rusher was able to secure a spot on the final roster unlike Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster or David Cobb. He's unlikely to see the field on offense unless DeMarco Murray or Derrick Henry get hurt, but could mix in on special teams as a kick returner.
Andrews rushed four times for nine yards, and added 33 yards on three kick returns in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Strong special teams play was supposed to distinguish Andrews from Tennessee's other depth running backs, but he didn't help his case much in this one. His 10 offensive snaps did exceed Dexter McCluster (six), David Cobb (two), and Bishop Sankey (zero) combined, so it looks like the team's leading 2015 rusher still holds a slight edge in the battle to back up DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry heading into the preseason finale.
Andrews rushed eight times for 41 yards, but went without a target in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.
Andrews didn't play poorly, but still lost ground as three other prominent Titans running backs all averaged more yards per carry and found the end zone. While the 24-year-old wasn't considered a serious threat to surpass DeMarco Murray or Derrick Henry anyway, he can't afford to get beat out by 2014 fifth-rounder Bishop Sankey for the third spot behind them. Sankey has started strong after ceding the job to Andrews last year, leaving Tennessee's leading 2015 rusher in serious jeopardy of getting cut entirely.
Andrews wasn't out long, but glowing reports about Bishop Sankey early in camp suggest that last year's leading rusher is in an early hole in the battle for the team's No. 3 running back spot behind newcomers DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. The plodding back isn't a game-changer, but he still does his stock much more good by being out there than watching injured from the sidelines.
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