Wide receiver Tajae Sharpe could be activated from the physically unable to perform list as early Monday.
Sharpe is scheduled to undergo a test on Monday morning, and Tennessee Titans officials will evaluate him after that and decide if he is ready to come off the PUP list, where he has been since the start of training camp.
Sharpe, who had 41 receptions as a rookie last year, underwent foot surgery in June and has been rehabbing the injury in the weeks since the surgery.
“Tomorrow morning, we’re going to revisit and take him out for a good workout, and then discuss what we want to do with him,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “Tajae looks real good. He has done everything above and beyond what we’ve asked him to do to come back from that injury.”
It sounds as if there is even a possibility that Sharpe could get a few snaps on Sunday against the Chicago Bears in a best-case scenario. Mularkey seemed to allude to that when asked where Sharpe would fit into the receiver ranks when he returns.
“He’ll just work in the rotation. That’s where (Eric) Decker is playing. You’ve got another guy to take snaps out there. We’re not going into a full practice with him taking a gazillion snaps. We’re going to make sure that he’s ready to play Sunday when we play. We’ll be smart about it,” Mularkey said.
Decker suffered an ankle injury in Wednesday’s practice against Carolina and could miss this week’s game. He will be questionable, according to Mularkey.
Also, first-round pick Corey Davis is progressing from his hamstring injury. The Titans are hopeful that Likely to play this week are running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring) and defensive end Karl Klug (ankle).
Others are still being evaluated and nursed back to health, including receiver Mekale McKay (hamstring), long snapper Beau Brinkley (groin), cornerback Demontre Hurst (groin), safety Curtis Riley (hamstring) and linebacker Nate Palmer (ankle).