Several Titans made offensive contributions in the Week 11 home loss to Pittsburgh. Among them, running back Shonn Greene rushed three times for 6 yards. Running back Dexter McCluster had a 17-yard reception and a 5-yard carry.
Wideout Derek Hagan made a 5-yard grab, and running back Jackie Battle caught two balls for 4 yards. They'll all visit the Eagles in Week 12.
The Titans got significant contributions from their backup running backs Week 6. On his only carry, Jackie Battle cashed in a 1-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter.
McCluster caught all six of his targets for 52 yards and ran twice for 6 yards. They'll visit the Redskins in Week 7.
The Titans have released their final injury report for Week 2.
Linebacker Zach Brown is the only player who has been ruled out for the contest. Defensive lineman Mike Martin is questionable. The team listed four players as probable entering the game. Justin Hunter, Jackie Battle, Charlie Whitehurst and George Wilson should be able to go Week 2.
Titans running back Jackie Battle (shoulder) and quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (finger) were cleared to play Week 1 at Kansas City. Both players were listed as probable.
The Titans have listed three players on their final injury report Friday heading into their Sunday opener against Kansas City.
Defensive lineman Mike Martin (hamstring) is the only deemed questionable for the game. He was a limited participant in practice Friday. Running back Jackie Battle (shoulder) and Charlie Whitehurst (finger) were both full participants in Friday's session and are officially probable for Week 1.
Titans running back Jackie Battle left Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons with a stinger, the team announced. Battle sustained the injury in the first half and was unable to return for the remainder of the game.
With the release of running back Chris Johnson, the Titans plan a committee approach in 2014, reports The Tennessean. Shonn Greene is "likely to see a big boost in his responsibilities," the report said. "Greene isn't a breakaway threat, but he's proven he can be a workhorse."
Dexter McCluster is expected to get more touches at running back after getting 20 combined carries the past two years in Kansas City. He'll be the primary receiving threat out of the backfield. Jackie Battle is a 6-2, 240-pounder who's see most of his snaps in short-yardage or goal-line situations, the paper said.
The Titans also have Leon Washington and likely will draft a running back, perhaps Auburn's Tre Mason, Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey or Washington's Bishop Sankey, the report said.
New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt envisions a running back by committee this season, according to NFL columnist Dan Pompei. Assuming Chris Johnson is released, the committee presumably will feature Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster and possibly Jackie Battle or a rookie.
The Titans have agreed to terms with running back Jackie Battle on a one-year deal, The Tennessean reports. Battle will provide depth at the position while also helping out on special teams. He had one touchdown over 36 carries with Tennessee last season.
Titans running back Jackie Battle's only contribution Week 16 at Jacksonville was a 4-yard reception. That said, it was his first contribution on offense since Week 7 against the 49ers.
The Titans host the Texans in Week 17.
The Titans received minor offensive contributions from a few role players Week 7 against the 49ers.
In the passing game, Damian Williams hauled in three of Jake Locker's passes for 25 yards. Kenny Britt had only one catch for an 8-yard gain. Jackie Battle and Darius Reynaud each finished with one catch as well. Battle had six yards and Reynaud had only four on the day. Justin Hunter was targeted twice but was held without a grab.
Shonn Greene made his return from injury but only received one handoff for a gain of 2 yards in a 31-17 defeat.
The Titans have listed the following players active for Week 7 against the 49ers despite dealing with injuries: running back Jackie Battle (neck), defensive lineman Lavar Edwards (shoulder), running back Shonn Greene (knee), defensive lineman Sammie Lee Hill (ankle), defensive back Bernard Pollard (ankle) and defensive back Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring).
Titans running back Jackie Battle (neck) was a full participant throughout the week in practice, and is officially probable for Week 7 against the 49ers.
Titans backup running backs Darius Reynaud and Jackie Battle failed to pick up a rushing yard Week 6.
Battle did not see the field much, though he was considered probable with a neck injury. He failed to register a single carry. Reynaud carried the ball once, but went for no gain. Both players will look to get things going Week 7 against the 49ers.
Titans RB Jackie Battle and S Michael Griffin are active Week 6 against the Seahawks.
Battle is dealing with a neck injury, but was able to participate in practice all week. Griffin was also able to practice all week despite a foot injury.
Titans running back Jackie Battle should be ready to roll as the backup to Chris Johnson despite a neck issue. He practiced in full every day this week and has been desginated as probable for the game Sunday against the Seahawks.
Battle managed his most efficient performance in Week 5 when he rushed for 38 yards on just six carries and made his lone reception of the season a 24-yarder.
This is a huge gamble, as Titans running back Jackie Battle is a short-yardage/goal line back, but the Seahawks have been somewhat susceptible to the punch-it-in type the last few weeks.
Of the three rushing touchdowns the Seahawks have allowed in their last three games, two have come from running backs who had fewer than seven carries in the game. Jordan Todman scored for the Jaguars in Week 3 and Donald Brown had a touchdown for the Colts in Week 5.
Battle has little value outside of getting a touchdown, so it's a very risky play. But for a team with a big hole at running back, Battle could exploit this recent Seattle weakness and pick up six quick points for a desperate owner.
Getting occasional carries in place of Chris Johnson, Titans running back Jackie Battle again put up a decent line Week 5 against the Chiefs, picking up 38 yards on six carries. But 37 of those yards came on a single run -- one of his few between the 20s -- in the second quarter.
Battle, who the Titans usually use in short-yardage situations, was stuffed for no gain on a third-and-1 in the first quarter and held out of the end zone on two runs from the 1-yard line in the second quarter. He still had a better day running the ball than Johnson, who picked up 17 yards on 10 carries.
The Titans visit the Seahawks in Week 6.
Stepping in for a struggling Chris Johnson, Titans running back Jackie Battle got a chance to contribute more than usual against the Jets last week, rushing 11 times for 42 yards. With another tough matchup Week 5 against the Chiefs, a team that has given up the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs this season, Battle will again be on call if Johnson has trouble moving the ball.
The Titans might lean on their running game even more than usual with starting quarterback Jake Locker sidelined by a hip injury, giving Battle a better chance of contributing than the tough matchup might indicate, and he's always a candidate to score when the Titans get inside the 5-yard line.
He obviously isn't a player you should be excited to start in Fantasy, but if you're desperate for a bye-week replacement, you could certainly do worse than Battle.
The Titans received minor offensive contributions from a few role players Week 4 against the Jets.
Running back Jackie Battle led the team with 42 rushing yards on 11 carries. While in the passing game, running back Collin Mooney caught just one pass for a 3-yard gain in a 38-13 victory.