Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey said that wide receiver Kendall Wright has served his punishment and will get a “clean slate” moving forward for the final three games of the regular season.
Wright was a healthy scratch in Sunday’s 13-10 win over the Denver Broncos after missing a team meeting on Saturday.
On Monday, Mularkey explained his reasoning in the situation.
“I think he understood the situation. He made a mistake and had to suffer the consequences for it. I told him that once the game was over and you’ve had to sit out, it’s a clean slate moving forward with it,” Mularkey said.
Mularkey was asked if Wright’s suspension was the result of an isolated incident or not and replied, “That’s all in house. That will be kept in house.”
Wright was apologetic after the game and said he understood the coach’s decision.
“I was late and missed a meeting yesterday,” Wright said Sunday. “It was a mistake on my part, and I apologized to my coaches and teammates. That can’t happen on this or any team, and I knew I would face something, so I was OK with it when coach (Mularkey) told me I was out.”
The Titans have moved defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad back to their active roster and waived running back David Fluellen to make room.
Abdesmad was with the Titans on their initial 53-man roster, but was waived and then re-signed to the practice squad when Tennessee claimed tight end Jace Amaro off waivers.
Abdesmad is being promoted because Jurrell Casey remains day-to-day with a foot injury and Karl Klug could be out Wednesday with a strained Achilles.
Also, in other injury news, linebacker Sean Spence has a sprained left ankle, but it is not believed to be serious. He likely won’t practice Wednesday.