Derrick Morgan back at Titans practice, expects to play

Derrick Morgan back at Titans practice, expects to play

Linebacker Derrick Morgan returned to the practice field for the Tennessee Titans on Thursday as a full participant and expects to play when the Titans travel to Jacksonville for a Christmas Eve game on Saturday.

“It felt good to get back out to practice and get ready for Saturday,” Morgan said.

The Titans don’t have to tag anyone with a designation regarding their status for the game until Friday, but Morgan does appear on track to be in the Tennessee lineup for a pivotal game regarding their playoff hopes.

“It was good to see him out here moving around,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said.

The news may not be so good regarding cornerback Jason McCourty’s status. The veteran cornerback, who suffered a shoulder injury and chest contusion on the first defensive play of last Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs, has not practiced all week. Mularkey indicated on Wednesday that if McCourty could not practice this week that he likely would not play against the Jaguars, though on Thursday he said the final determination would be made after Friday’s walk-through.

“I’m very confident in our secondary. Basically, Jason was out the whole game last week because of when he got hurt on the first play of the game. Our guys had to step up against some very good receivers, so I’m confident and our whole team is confident,” Mularkey said.

Also, tight end Phillip Supernaw and safety Da’Norris Searcy, both of whom had concussions in last Sunday’s game, have cleared the concussion protocol after passing their tests.

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