Running back Khalfani Muhammad, signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Friday, is active for his NFL debut today with the Tennessee Titans’ playoff hopes and perhaps the coaching staff’s future hanging in the balance.
The Titans (8-7) can reach the postseason for the first time in nine years with a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars today. However, a loss would end the regular season 0-for-December and likely out of the playoffs barring a lot of outside help.
Muhammad, a seventh-round pick who struggled in preseason, will serve as a third running back behind Derrick Henry and David Fluellen with DeMarco Murray sidelined with a knee injury.
Other inactives for the Titans besides Murray include quarterback Brandon Weeden, safety Curtis Riley, linebackers Josh Carraway and Nate Palmer, guard Corey Levin and receiver Harry Douglas.
Cornerback Logan Ryan is active after being out all week with an ankle injury. He missed last week’s loss to the Rams.
Inactives for Jacksonville are receivers Marqise Lee and Montay Crockett, running back Chris Ivory, offensive linemen Chris Reed, Cam Robinson and Will Poehls and defensive tackle Abry Jones.