Marcus Mariota continues to increase practice reps

Marcus Mariota continues to increase practice reps

Marcus Mariota continues to be limited in practice for the Titans, but on Friday, he was able to partake in some team drills.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey hopes that increase in reps continues and allows his starting quarterback to play Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

“He did a little bit more than he did yesterday. It was good, it was good to see him get a little more reps. He’s on track to do a little bit more tomorrow,” Mularkey said of Mariota.” He didn’t have any setbacks from yesterday. We’ll check tomorrow and see how he feels after doing a little bit more today. … We’re hopeful, definitely hopeful (he can play).”

The biggest risk, of course, is not to have a setback with the injury, which could cause Mariota to miss more time. Receiver Corey Davis, who missed most of camp with a hamstring injury, suffered a re-injury in week two and still is not back on the field.

Mularkey said he hasn’t seen a full sprint yet from Mariota, and said he won’t put a percentage on his health. He just wants to see if the quarterback can play without risking re-injury.

“I don’t know what that is, but it’s going to come down to a lot of things. We’ve got another full-speed practice tomorrow night and a walk through and all that rest, we’ll see,” Mularkey said. “It might be a game-time decision, but I don’t know about a percentage, I don’t know what that is. Can he play and not risk himself to further injury? That’s the biggest thing.”

Lewan practices fully

Left tackle Taylor Lewan was a full participant in practice Friday on his injured left knee, and the fourth-year pro believes he can play Monday night.

“I’m 100 percent. I feel good. It was a good day at the office,” said Lewan, who said he plans to play even without a brace. “I think we’ve gotten it to a point where I can not play with a brace at all.”
Also, linebacker Daren Bates suffered a strained knee Friday and was limited, but should be OK to play Monday night.

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