Tennessee Titans

Stadium: Nissan Stadium | Coach: Mike Mularkey
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st117.7 (10th)197.5 (27th)
Defense9th90.0 (5th)233.3 (22nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
53Bates, Daren LB5-1122511/27/19905Auburn
48Brinkley, Beau LS6-42601/25/19906Missouri
55Brown, Jayon LB5-112262/26/1995RUCLA
31Byard, Kevin FS5-112128/17/19932Middle Tennessee
44Carraway, Josh OLB6-32424/13/1994RTCU
99Casey, Jurrell DE6-130512/5/19897Southern California
16Cassel, Matt QB6-42285/17/198213Southern California
78Conklin, Jack T6-63088/17/19942Michigan State
37Cyprien, Johnathan SS6-02237/29/19905Florida International
84Davis, Corey WR6-32091/11/1995RWestern Michigan
87Decker, Eric WR6-32143/15/19878Minnesota
92Dodd, Kevin OLB6-52777/14/19922Clemson
83Douglas, Harry WR6-01839/16/198410Louisville
32Fluellen, David RB5-112241/28/19921Toledo
22Henry, Derrick RB6-32471/4/19942Alabama
25Jackson, Adoree' CB5-111859/18/1995RSouthern California
94Johnson, Austin NT6-43145/8/19942Penn State
60Jones, Ben C6-33087/2/19896Georgia
71Kelly, Dennis T6-83211/16/19906Purdue
6Kern, Brett P6-22142/17/198610Toledo
95King, David DE6-428112/27/19892Oklahoma
64Kline, Josh G6-330012/29/19895Kent State
97Klug, Karl DE6-32783/31/19887Iowa
61Levin, Corey G6-43078/12/1994RTennessee-Chattanooga
77Lewan, Taylor T6-73097/22/19914Michigan
8Mariota, Marcus QB6-422210/30/19933Oregon
18Matthews, Rishard WR6-021710/12/19896Nevada
23McCain, Brice CB5-919012/10/19869Utah
91Morgan, Derrick OLB6-42611/6/19898Georgia Tech
29Murray, DeMarco RB6-12202/12/19887Oklahoma
98Orakpo, Brian OLB6-42577/31/19869Texas
50Palmer, Nate LB6-22489/23/19895Illinois State
24Reed, Kalan DB5-1119212/29/19931Southern Mississippi
35Riley, Curtis CB6-01907/18/19923Fresno State
26Ryan, Logan CB5-111952/9/19915Rutgers
62Schwenke, Brian G6-33183/22/19915California
21Searcy, Da'Norris SS5-1120711/16/19887North Carolina
36Sims, LeShaun CB6-02039/18/19932Southern Utah
81Smith, Jonnu TE6-32488/22/1995RFlorida International
33Smith, Tye CB6-01955/3/19932Towson
67Spain, Quinton G6-43308/7/19913West Virginia
88Stocker, Luke TE6-52537/17/19887Tennessee
4Succop, Ryan K6-22189/19/19869South Carolina
89Supernaw, Phillip TE6-52551/30/19904Ouachita Baptist
13Taylor, Taywan WR5-112033/2/1995RWestern Kentucky
41Trawick, Brynden DB6-222510/23/19895Troy
93Walden, Erik LB6-22508/21/198510Middle Tennessee
82Walker, Delanie TE6-22488/12/198412Central Missouri State
3Weeden, Brandon QB6-323010/14/19836Oklahoma State
14Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/198510Bethune-Cookman
96Williams, Sylvester NT6-231311/21/19885North Carolina
54Williamson, Avery ILB6-12463/9/19924Kentucky
59Woodyard, Wesley ILB6-02337/21/198610Kentucky
Injured Players
90Jones, DaQuan (IR) DE6-432212/27/19914Penn State
51Ochi, Victor (IR) LB6-124210/2/19931Stony Brook
19Sharpe, Tajae (IR) WR6-219412/23/19942Massachusetts
11Tanney, Alex (IR) QB6-422011/11/19872Monmouth (Ill.)
52Wallace, Aaron (IR) OLB6-22427/8/19932UCLA
Practice Squad
 Jennings, Darius WR5-101806/28/19921Virginia
42Johnson, Denzel DB6-01989/16/1994RTCU
 Marz, Tyler T6-73169/9/19921Wisconsin
28Muhammad, Khalfani RB5-71749/26/1994RCalifornia
 Pascal, Zach WR6-221912/18/1994ROld Dominion
 Semisch, Tim TE6-82759/18/19911Northern Illinois
 Warmsley, Julius DE6-22975/15/19902Tulane
 Wichmann, Cody G6-53253/2/19923Fresno State
75Woods, Antwaun DT6-13181/3/19931Southern California
 
 
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Position Listing
Da'Norris Searcy
News
Searcy was able to put in a full practice Thursday.

Searcy was considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Colts. However, the backup strong safety appears to have recovered from the issue and looks on track to play Sunday, barring any setbacks.

Jurrell Casey
News
Casey recorded five solo tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Casey led an inspired defensive effort that produced eight sacks and held the hosts out of the end zone. Unfortunately, Tennessee's offense was even more inept in this one. With this effort, Casey hit the five-sack benchmark for the fifth consecutive season.

Curtis Riley
News
Riley was promoted to the Titans' active roster on Thursday.

Riley got the call up from the practice squad after Chance Warmack (finger) was placed on IR. The 2015 undrafted free agent spent last season on IR after suffering an ankle injury in August, ending his rookie season hardly before it get started. Riley has played both cornerback and safety in the Titans' defense but figures to contribute the most in special teams this season.

Austin Johnson
No Updates
Kevin Dodd
News
Dodd (undisclosed) wasn't listed on the Titans' injury report Wednesday, Scott Petrak of The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Dodd hasn't suited up since Week 3 against the Seahawks, when he played just 21 total snaps and made one solo tackle. With starting outside linebacker Derrick Morgan (abdomen) sitting out of practice Wednesday, a healthy Dodd could be in store for a more significant role Sunday against the Browns if Morgan is unable to play.

Tim Semisch
No Updates
Adoree' Jackson
News
Jackson recorded three tackles (two solo) while failing to catch his lone target on offense in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.

Jackson's explosiveness continues to earn him some looks on offense, though all the previous attempts to get him the ball came in the form of rushing attempts. His offensive snaps coupled with an ability to make big plays as a return man on special teams give the rookie cornerback excellent long-term upside in the IDP ranks.

Sylvester Williams
News
Williams was a limited participant at practice Tuesday due to the recent ankle surgery that he underwent, Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com reports

It doesn't appear that Williams will be hampered too much from the setback. The Titans expect him to be a full go in the coming days.

Avery Williamson
News
Williamson recorded nine tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts.

Williamson has been up and down over the past four weeks, racking up performances of 14 and nine tackles while posting a combined five stops in the other two games during that stretch. The sack was his first of the season.

David Fluellen
News
Fluellen rushed once for three yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 57-14 loss to Houston.

Fluellen continues to sit a distant third on the running back depth chart behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Neither Murray nor Henry were able to get anything going, totaling 31 and seven yards on the ground, respectively.

Wesley Woodyard
News
Woodyard recorded seven solo tackles (three for loss) and a sack in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.

Woodyard took advantage of an overwhelmed offensive line that surrendered eight sacks in this one, constant blowing plays up by getting into the backfield early. With 106 tackles and 4.0 sacks in 13 games, Woodyard's blown away expectations this season.

Daren Bates
News
Bates (knee) is ready to go for Monday's contest against the Colts, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

After a healthy week of practice, Bates was a late addition to the injury report Saturday. It looks like the team was just being cautious with his designation, as he is suiting up for Week 6. Look for him to resume his role providing depth at linebacker.

Aaron Wallace
News
Wallace (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Packers.

Wallace will be sidelined due to a shoulder aliment. The reserve linebacker has only played in four games this season so his absence on Sunday shouldn't factor into the defense's game plan.

Injury
Back - Injured Reserve
Harry Douglas
News
Douglas made an eight-yard catch on three targets in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts.

Douglas' return from IR coincided with a hamstring injury to Rishard Matthews, which is why the depth wideout saw some burn in this one. Even if Matthews remains sidelined moving forward, teammates Corey Davis, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor all offer more value at the wide receiver position than Douglas.

DaQuan Jones
News
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey revealed that Jones suffered a torn biceps in Sunday's win over the Texans that will require season-ending surgery, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Tennessee placed him on injured reserve Monday.

It's a devastating development for Jones, who had been peaking with nine tackles and 3.5 sacks over the past two games before his abrupt departure Sunday. The absence of Jones will likely open up more snaps along the defensive line for Karl Klug, David King and Austin Johnson.

Injury
Biceps - Injured Reserve
Kevin Byard
News
Byard sustained a shoulder injury in Thursday's 40-17 loss to the Steelers, but Titans head coach Mike Mularkey expects the safety to be OK for the team's Week 12 matchup with the Colts, freelance sports writer John Glennon reports.

The injury didn't result in Byard missing any time during the blowout loss, as he played 77 total snaps (73 on defense) and finished with a season-low two tackles to go with a pass breakup. With 53 tackles and a league-leading six interceptions on the campaign, Byard has emerged as top-flight IDP in the secondary. The early word regarding his health is encouraging, but Byard will likely need to practice in some capacity during the upcoming week in order for Mularkey and team doctors to sign off on the second-year player being available against Indianapolis.

Jonnu Smith
News
Smith caught two of five passes for 20 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over Cincinnati.

Smith had the fantasy world buzzing with touchdowns in consecutive games during Weeks 2 and 3, but he hasn't found paydirt since or topped 30 yards in his career. While the 2017 third-rounder's value will be limited as long as starting tight end Delanie Walker's healthy, Smith's combination of athleticism and blocking prowess suggests the Florida International product has a bright future ahead of him.

Antwaun Woods
News
Woods suffered a hip injury during practice Wednesday and was withheld from the remainder of the session for precautionary reasons, Terry McCormick of Titans Insider reports.

Woods' injury appears to be on the mild side, so it shouldn't wind up costing him too much time unless further damage is revealed. The second-year pro is reportedly having a good camp, so he could factor into the defensive line rotation more frequently in 2017 if healthy.

Corey Davis
News
Davis turned six targets into three catches for 29 yards in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.

Davis finished second in targets to tight end Delanie Walker's nine, as fellow wideouts Eric Decker and Rishard Matthews saw only five apiece. While the rookie continues to see a decent number of looks per game, he's not making much of a fantasy case for himself after having failed to find the end zone or top 50 yards in a game since returning from a hamstring injury in Week 9.

Matt Cassel
News
Cassel completed 21 of 32 passes for 141 yards with a touchdown and a lost fumble in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Dolphins.

Two plays after having a 59-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker erased on an offensive pass interference penalty, Cassel had a strip-sack fumble returned for a 38-yard Miami touchdown. He failed to get Tennessee's wide receivers involved early, throwing 10 of his 12 first-half completions to tight ends or running backs as his team went into the break trailing 10-3. While he erased that deficit with an 11-yard touchdown to tight end Phillip Supernaw in the third quarter, Cassel was unable to produce any more points the rest of the way. It's clear the Titans need Marcus Mariota to come back from his hamstring strain as quickly as possible, as the 35-year-old Cassel doesn't have much left in the tank.

Phillip Supernaw
News
Supernaw sustained an ankle injury in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

Supernaw failed to catch his lone target of the game, and the severity of the injury remains unclear. The 27-year-old's status for Week 15 isn't likely to become clear until the Titans resume practice Wednesday.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 15 at San Francisco
Brynden Trawick
News
Trawick is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bengals due to a neck injury.

Trawick mainly provides provides special teams help, so if he is forced to miss the game it is unlikely to affect the Titans' defensive production.

Darius Jennings
News
Jennings signed with the Titans' practice squad Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Jennings was recently let go by the Titans in order to make room on the active roster for wideout Harry Douglas, but the team has elected to keep him within the organization. Jennings will likely have a shot at a promotion should another injury hit Tennessee's wide receiving unit.

Eric Weems
News
Weems rushed once for no gain in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Weems was originally credited with one yard on a 4th-and-1 fake punt, but a challenge by Cardinals coach Bruce Arians revealed that Weems failed to make the line to gain. The former explosive return man is on his last legs in the NFL and rarely touches the ball in any situation anymore.

Cody Wichmann
No Updates
Taylor Lewan
News
Lewan (back) is expected to be able to practice Wednesday.

Lewan underwent an MRI exam Monday that revealed the injury not to be overly serious. It wouldn't be surprising for the 26-year-old to be limited in practice this week as he deals with the back spasms, but at this point, he's expected to be available for Week 15.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 15 at San Francisco
Tyler Marz
News
Marz was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

Marz was signed of the Titans' practice squad in late September but was an inactive in all six games for the Chargers. He was waived in order to make room for Jeff Cumberland and Denzel Perryman (ankle) on the active roster.

Eric Decker
News
Decker caught three of five targets for 56 yards during Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Decker produced the team's largest play from scrimmage on a 29-yard reception and went on to pace all pass catchers in yardage. Though his returns were modest, this was actually Decker's second-best receiving output of the year and his highest since Week 6. Decker has an opportunity to seperate himself from an underwhelming group of Titans wideouts, but he'll need to make performances such as this the norm to reestablish some sort of fantasy value for himself. His next opportunity to do so will come next week against the 49ers.

Brian Schwenke
News
Schwenke signed with the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Schwenke was released by the Colts during roster cuts but will remain in the AFC South as he joins the Titans to start the regular season. The 26-year-old offers the Titans a versatile backup who can play several different positions on the line. Last season he played in all 16 games, including three starts at left guard.

Nate Palmer
News
Palmer (ankle) practiced Wednesday without limitations, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.

Barring any setbacks, Palmer is in line to play Sunday against the Bengals. Regardless, he hasn't played significant defensive snaps since 2015, so the fifth-year pro should remain off fantasy rosters.

Brian Orakpo
News
Orakpo recorded three tackles (one solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Texans.

Orakpo now has at least one sack in three of the past four contests. His 61 defensive snaps were also his second-highest total on the season, as it appears he is fully recovered from a minor leg injury he sustained a couple of week ago.

Julius Warmsley
News
The Seahawks have signed 11 players to future contracts, the team announced Wednesday.

Running back Demitrius Bronson, wide receiver Douglas McNeil, tight end RaShaun Allen, tackle Justin Renfrow, guards Nate Isles and Drew Nowak, defensive ends Ryan Robinson and Julius Warmsley, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, linebacker Mike Zimmer and safety Dion Bailey will look to compete for spots on the final 53-man roster in 2015.

Tajae Sharpe
News
The Titans placed Sharpe (foot) on injured reserve Saturday, The Tennessean reports.

After June surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, Sharpe's preseason participation was delayed until Aug. 26, but he aggravated the injury during Thursday's exhibition finale. With his season over, his absence opens the door for Tre McBride and likely Harry Douglas (knee) to land on the 53-man roster.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Rishard Matthews
News
Matthews (hamstring) caught three of five targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.

Matthews was operating at less than 100 percent and ended up tying Eric Decker for third on the team in targets behind Delanie Walker (nine) and Corey Davis (six). With quarterback Marcus Mariota (knee) also laboring, Tennessee's passing game will be difficult to trust next week in San Francisco.

Tye Smith
News
Smith (hand) was a full participant at Titans practice Thursday.

Smith has been dealing with a broken hand since early September but seems to be on track to play against the Seahawks on Sunday. The 24-year-old will likely return to his role of a reserve cornerback and special teams contributor if he is able to play.

Ben Jones
No Updates
Josh Carraway
News
The Titans promoted Carraway to their 53-man roster Saturday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Carraway last played in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Texans before being waived and settling back on the team's practice squad. He has been called back up in order to help provide depth at outside linebacker.

Jayon Brown
News
Brown cleared the concussion protocol and will be available to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks, USA Today's Jason Wolf reports.

Brown's head injury turned out to be just a minor issue as he immediately cleared through the league's concussion protocol, so he'll be eligible to resume his role as a depth linebacker and special teamer.

Brice McCain
News
McCain (knee) was able to return to Sunday's game against the Colts, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports.

McCain was forced to the sideline earlier in the contest due to a minor knee injury, but was eventually able to return and even record an interception. He'll likely be good to go in Week 12 against the Bears, barring any setbacks.

Derrick Henry
News
Henry carried eight times for 20 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Henry managed just 2.5 yards per carry against a tough Cardinals front, but he salvaged some fantasy utility with a six-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. DeMarco Murray had a bit more success on 13 touches in this one, but he fell short of 43 rushing yards for the fifth time in six games since the team's bye week. A larger share of the workload is seemingly there for the taking for Henry, but he'll need to produce better returns next week against the 49ers to stake his claim.

Luke Stocker
News
Stocker agreed Monday with the Titans on a two-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Stocker was waived by the Buccaneers around a week ago, but it didn't take the tight end long to find a new home. He hasn't been much of a receiving threat throughout his NFL career, but is a quality blocking tight end and will likely be used as such in Tennessee.

Delanie Walker
News
Walker caught five of nine targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Walker led the team in targets once again, but a long gain of just 11 yards limited him to his lowest yardage total since Week 6. Perhaps the tight end's production suffered because of Marcus Mariota's limitation due a knee injury, but he has been playing through an ankle injury and was facing a tough matchup against the Cardinals. Walker continues to be one of the most involved Titans pass catchers on a weekly basis and will look to bounce back next week against a 49ers defense that's given up six touchdowns to tight ends in the last seven games.

Josh Kline
No Updates
LeShaun Sims
News
Sims (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the Raiders, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Sims has not practiced at all this week after suffering a groin injury Monday, so his absence doesn't necessarily come as a surprise. Rookie cornerback Adoree Jackson is expected to get the start Sunday in Sims' absence.

Karl Klug
News
Klug (groin) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Bears, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering Klug returned to practice this past week after suffering a minor groin injury. With his injury history, however, Klug will likely play limited snaps in Sunday's contest.

Alex Tanney
News
Tanney (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jason Wolf of the Tennessean reports.

Tanney broke his foot in the preseason finale. Since he's run out of practice squad eligibility, the Titans were able to retain Tanney's rights by keeping him on IR. Thus, don't expect an injury settlement to be in the news anytime soon.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Erik Walden
News
Walden (hamstring) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans.

Walden gradually escalated his level of practice in each subsequent day this week, culminating in a full showing Friday. Thus, he's all systems go at present time.

Johnathan Cyprien
News
Cyprien produced 10 tackles (nine solo) and a sack in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.

Cyprien unleashed his best performance in a Tennessee uniform, tying his season high in tackles while recording his third career sack. The former Jacksonville safety's going to come up short of 100 tackles for the first time in his five-year career due to missed time, but Cyprien's 44 tackles in seven games actually put him on pace for 101 over 16 games.

Ryan Succop
News
Succop missed his lone field-goal attempt while converting an extra point in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.

Succop's attempt at a career-long 58-yard field goal to end the first half came up just inches short, bouncing off the crossbar. Tennessee's offense struggled mightily with quarterback Marcus Mariota playing through a knee injury, which doesn't bode well for Succop's value in what looks like an enticing Week 15 matchup at San Francisco.

Corey Levin
No Updates
Marcus Mariota
News
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey confirmed Monday that Mariota (knee) is expected to practice Wednesday and play in Sunday's game in San Francisco, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Per Wolfe, Mularkey is hopeful that Mariota's minor knee sprain won't impact his mobility in the coming weeks. The third-year quarterback was able to play through the injury without missing a snap in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals, though his performance -- 159 passing yards, 11 rushing yards and two interceptions -- was the furthest thing from encouraging. It's also worth noting that this is the same left knee Mariota wears a brace on, having previously suffered MCL injuries in 2013 at Oregon and again in 2015 as a rookie. While he doesn't seem to be in danger of missing a game, his practice participation will be monitored closely throughout the week.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 15 at San Francisco
Khalfani Muhammad
No Updates
Derrick Morgan
News
Morgan (knee) won't play Sunday against the Cardinals, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Morgan has 7.5 sacks this season, just 1.5 shy of the career high he posted in 2016. In his place, Erik Walden will make his first start of the season, and second-year pro Kevin Dodd will have a chance to get his first significant reps of the season.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 15 at San Francisco
Victor Ochi
News
Ochi (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday after clearing waivers.

The Stony Brook University product made one tackle in the two NFL appearances he made last season, and he was vying for a special teams job. Preparing to miss the entire season, it's no surprise Ochi was untouched on waivers and sent to injured reserve.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Jack Conklin
No Updates
Kalan Reed
News
Reed (illness) was a full participant at the Titans' practice Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Reed was inactive for Sunday's win over the Texans with an undisclosed illness, but appears fully recovered heading into Week 14. The second-year cornerback should return to his role as a depth cornerback and special teams player.

Brandon Weeden
News
Weeden signed a one-year contract with the Titans on Tuesday, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

Even with Marcus Mariota (hamstring) considered day-to-day after avoiding a serious injury in Sunday's loss to Houston, the Titans will still add insurance at the quarterback position in Weeden. The 33-year-old was most recently released by the Texans prior to the start of the regular season and will likely serve as Matt Cassel's backup this weekend in Miami should Mariota be ruled out.

Denzel Johnson
No Updates
Quinton Spain
News
Spain (toe) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Spain practiced in full all week and appears ready to suit up for Thursday's matchup with the Steelers.

Zach Pascal
News
Pascal was waived by Tennessee on Saturday, Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com reports.

Wyatt was let go in order to clear up room for recently promoted receiver Darius Jennings. Given his youth, there's a possibility another team will take a flyer on the 22-year-old.

Dennis Kelly
No Updates
Logan Ryan
News
Ryan formally cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Friday and will play Sunday against the Cardinals, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

After Ryan took part in all drills during Thursday's practice, the cornerback was considered close to being lifted from the protocol. He'll now receive the green light to play Week 14 after gaining clearance from an independent neurologist, setting him up for a full slate of snaps against Arizona's Blaine Gabbert-led passing attack. Ryan has yet to record an interception this season, but has 11 pass breakups to go with 52 tackles in 12 games.

David King
News
King (ankle) recorded three tackles and one sack in Friday's preseason game against the 49ers.

King had been dealing with an ankle injury but appears to be healthy based on his latest game performance. The former Oklahoma Sooner is competing with Maurice Swain and Tanoh Kpassagnon (shin) to back up starter Allen Bailey.

DeMarco Murray
News
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said that Murray's performance in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals reinforced his status as the lead back ahead of Derrick Henry, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.

Murray was held to 34 yards on 11 caries and 13 yards on two receptions (three receptions), but Mularkey nonetheless believes that the veteran ran well. Henry was even less efficient with eight carries for 20 yards and no receptions, though he at least found the end zone for a second straight game. The shocking difference came in the snap department, where Murray held a 47-13 edge. That kind of wide gap has been commonplace when the Titans can't establish the run or are forced to abandon it, as Murray handles all of the work on passing downs. It's increasingly clear that Henry's strong work on the ground (4.9 YPC) isn't going to force Murray out of the picture this season, regardless of the veteran's struggles (3.7 YPC).

Brett Kern
No Updates
Beau Brinkley
News
Brinkley (groin) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report and is expected to be available for Sunday's game against Oakland.

Brinkley will return to being a reserve lineman in Tennessee, and he should be grateful that this injury didn't lead to his departure from the program.

Taywan Taylor
News
Taylor failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 12-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota (knee) threw for 159 yards without a touchdown, so none of the Titans' pass catchers had a particularly successful outing. With fellow wideout Rishard Matthews (hamstring) back in the lineup for this one, Taylor was relegated to the No.4 wide receiver role behind Matthews, Corey Davis and Eric Decker. Taylor's value would remain minimal even if he leapfrogged one of the guys above him, as evidenced by his quiet outings during Matthews' absence.