McNichols (ankle) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Bills, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Derrick Henry had both carries for the team on its first possession, and McNichols likely wasn't going to see many touches anyway. He only managed one limited practice during Week 6 prep due to an ankle issue, so he may have aggravated the injury during pregame warmups. Aside from Henry, Tennessee only has fullbacks Khari Blasingame and Tory Carter available out of the backfield.
McNichols (ankle) is active for Monday's game against the Bills. McNichols was considered questionable due to the ankle injury but is ready to play on Monday Night Football. The 25-year-old has seven carries for 38 yards and 17 receptions for 160 yards and one touchdown this season, and he should have a minor role in the Titans backfield with Derrick Henry healthy.
McNichols (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Bills, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. McNichols registered back-to-back DNPs ahead of Monday's prime-time matchup, but the questionable designation does at least afford him the chance to play. More information regarding his status and the possible return of Darrynton Evans (knee) should arrive well before the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff Monday.
McNichols was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Since McNichols is at least on the practice field in some capacity to begin the week, his ankle injury more than likely won't prevent him from playing Monday against the Bills. Instead, the greater threat to McNichols' outlook both this week and beyond is the potential return of Darrynton Evans (knee), who resumed practicing Oct. 6 and could be reinstated from injured reserve Monday. Whenever he's deemed ready to go, Evans could unseat McNichols as the top change-of-pace option behind Derrick Henry. McNichols has at least made a strong bid to keep the third-down role after averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 7.0 yards per target through the first five weeks of the season.
McNichols (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. McNichols' reps were capped Wednesday in the Titans' first Week 5 practice, but his return to full activity a day later puts him on track to play Sunday in Jacksonville. Assuming Tennessee waits at least one more week to activate Darrynton Evans (knee) from injured reserve, McNichols should be on track to fill his usual change-of-pace role behind Derrick Henry on Sunday.
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