May 30, 2020

Rishard Matthews out of practice, questionable for Sunday

Rishard Matthews out of practice, questionable for Sunday

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Wide receiver Rishard Matthews missed Friday’s practice for the Tennessee Titans and will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Matthews, who is second on the Titans with 41 receptions and has a team-high 626 yards receiving, left Thursday’s practice with the hamstring injury and is now listed as question able for the crucial AFC South game for the Titans.

“I’ll just see how it goes. I feel good, though, and I think I’ll be fine,” Matthews said.

Coach Mike Mularkey said Matthews might end up being a game-time decision.

“We wanted to give him a day to rest his hamstring. We’ll know more tomorrow, and he could be a game-time decision,” Mularkey said.

If they choose to, the Titans have veteran wide receiver Harry Douglas, who began practicing this week, and could be activated from injured reserve anytime as his 21-day evaluation period was opened on Monday.

Douglas was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury the day after the initial 53-man roster was established, meaning that he can be brought back from IR to finish the season on the active roster if the Titans so choose.

“It’s always a discussion when it comes down to all of your guys in a position when there’s an injury,” Mularkey said of the possibility of activating Douglas.

Matthews’ injury is the only one facing the Titans this week after several key players have battled injuries in recent weeks, including running back DeMarco Murray, tight end Delanie Walker and quarterback Marcus Mariota.
The Titans are 6-4 and trail the Jacksonville Jaguars by a game in the division race. They head to Indianapolis to face a 3-7 Colts team at Lucas Oil Stadium where, they have never won in nine tries.

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