Tuesday’s NFL: Western’s Davis on the mend with Titans
Nashville, Tenn. — Tennessee wide receivers Eric Decker and Western Michigan rookie Corey Davis have returned to practice, and coach Mike Mularkey isn’t ready to rule either out of the Titans’ preseason finale Thursday night at Kansas City.
Mularkey says the Titans (1-2) will practice again today and will see how both receivers are after limited work before the team leaves for the game.
“It’ll be another good chance for them to work,” Mularkey said.
Both wide receivers can use any work possible with quarterback Marcus Mariota.
The Titans signed Decker after their offseason program ended in June, and the veteran hurt an ankle Aug. 17 in the second of two joint practices with the Carolina Panthers.
The fifth overall pick in the draft , Davis was limited this offseason coming off ankle surgery, though he did more in the final minicamp. Davis missed the opening day of training camp, then hurt his hamstring Aug. 3.
Both receivers took part in a walk-through session Monday before taking part in practice Tuesday.
“They did good,” Mularkey said. “I was pleased with them. That was the plan, to come out here and get limited reps, limited work. I was pretty pleased with them. They both feel good, we’ll see how they feel after they’ve worked a little bit today.
Decker did play in the preseason opening loss at the New York Jets, while Davis has yet to take a snap in a preseason game.
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