Titans coach Mike Mularkey called both Jurrell Casey and Karl Klug game-time decisions for Sunday’s game at Kansas City.
But after both made it back onto the practice field on Friday, the two defensive linemen both say they expect to play in Sunday’s crucial game against the Chiefs.
Casey, who missed only the second game of his six-year NFL career last Sunday with a sprained left foot, said Friday that in retrospect sitting out against the Broncos was the right move for him injury-wise.
“I’m feeling 10 times better than it was last week. That was definitely what I needed, and I’m ready to get going for this week coming up. .. For sure, I’ll play,” Casey said.
Like Casey, Klug wants to play in the game, despite being limited on Friday after missing two days with a left Achilles strain.
“My Achilles was a little bit sore, so they kept me out the first couple of days, and today, I was back at practice,” Klug said. “I’m playing, if it’s up to me.”
Klug said he wasn’t sure how his injury occurred, but noticed soreness during the game.
“It started getting sore last game about halfway through. I don’t remember any one play where it happened. It just started getting sore,” he said.
Officially, Casey, Klug and linebacker David Bass were all limited in practice on Friday, said Coach Mike Mularkey, who said the Titans will evaluate them again on Saturday and perhaps before the game before a final determination is made.
“I want to see them in the morning after they did more work than they did yesterday, and then we’ll decide if we need to work them out before the game,” Mularkey said.
Bass, a backup linebacker, was added to the injury report on Thursday with a groin injury.
The ruled out linebacker Sean Spence, who runs with the first team in its nickel package, for Sunday’s game. Spence suffered a left ankle injury in the win over the Broncos last Sunday and did not practice all week.