The Titans come into Sunday's matchup versus the Atlanta Falcons relatively healthy and a new outlook on their season after news that the division leading Houston Texans will be without the services of starting quarterback Matt Schaub. If Tennessee can keep winning, and the Texans begin to struggle, they can make up some ground in the AFC South divisional race.
Which makes the non-conference battle between the Titans and the Atlanta Falcons all the more impactful. Tennessee is healthy, but a few key players are dinged up. Per John Glennon of The Tennessean:
Linebacker Gerald McRath missed practice Wednesday because of a hamstring injury he suffered Sunday in Carolina. Defensive end Dave Ball, who sat out the Carolina game because of a concussion, also missed.
Coach Mike Munchak said McRath may return to practice on Thursday, but that a decision on Ball probably wouldn’t be made until later in the week.
Here is the breakout of the Wednesday injury report for the Tennessee Titans:
- DE Dave Ball (concussion) DNP
- LB Gerald McRath (hamstring) DNP
- LB Barrett Ruud (groin) FP
LP: Limited participation in practice
FP: Full participation
DNP: Did not practice
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