Titans Prepare for Sunday’s Game Against Jaguars
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans returned to the practice field on Thursday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park as they continue their preparations for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Arden Key Faces Former Team
Arden Key, the Titans’ edge rusher, will face his former teammates this Sunday in Jacksonville. Key, who signed with the Titans in March, expressed mixed emotions about the matchup.
“It’s going to be good to see their faces, to shake their hands pregame,” said Key. “But when the game starts, hopefully we can go out there and get this win.”
In his sixth NFL season, Key has already made an impact with the Titans, recording 14 tackles, 31 quarterback pressures, and 2.5 sacks. Last year with the Jaguars, he played in 17 games, totaling 27 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 38 QB pressures.
Key admitted that there is extra motivation for him in this game, and he plans to keep his energy high with some R&B music throughout the week.
Titans Claim Offensive Lineman Calvin Throckmorton
The Titans recently claimed offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton off waivers from the Carolina Panthers. Throckmorton, who practiced with the team for the first time on Thursday, will wear uniform No. 72.
The 6-foot-5, 309-pound lineman started the past seven games for the Panthers and has a total of 27 starts in his career. Throckmorton adds depth and experience to the Titans’ offensive line.
Injury Updates and Other Developments
Receiver Treylon Burks and tackle Andre Dillard did not practice again on Thursday due to concussions. Cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, who had thumb surgery recently, returned to practice as a limited participant.
Guard Daniel Brunskill practiced on a limited basis due to an ankle injury, while cornerback Anthony Kendall did not practice due to a hamstring issue. Cornerback Eric Garror and linebacker Jack Gibbens practiced in full, while linebacker Luke Gifford had a limited practice due to a shin injury.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, safety Mike Brown, and quarterback Will Levis all practiced in full. Running back Derrick Henry and receiver DeAndre Hopkins had their regular off-day for rest. Defensive lineman Denico Autry had a lighter day of practice (NIR-Rest).
Former Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard visited the facility as part of his role with the NFL Players Association, observing practice. The Titans will continue their preparations with another practice on Friday and a walkthrough in Nashville on Saturday before flying to Jacksonville for Sunday’s game at Everbank Stadium.