Taylor Lewan returns to Titans practice

Taylor Lewan returns to Titans practice

Left tackle Taylor Lewan returned to practice on Thursday for the Tennessee Titans, who conducted their second consecutive practice at Arizona State.

Lewan left Sunday’s 12-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with back spasms and did not return to action. He underwent an MRI on Monday, which revealed no serious damage.

Lewan practiced fully and, barring any setbacks, should be on track to return to the lineup when the Titans travel to face the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday.

Also, Derrick Morgan, who was limited Wednesday with a knee injury, was back and partaking fully Thursday. Morgan was out of the lineup last week due to the injury sustained against Houston.

While Lewan was back at practice and returning from a back injury, safety Johnathan Cyprien was out for a second straight day with back spasms of his own.

The Titans have decent depth at safety, as Da’Norris Searcy started for most of the first half of the season while Cyprien was down with a hamstring injury.

“We’re very fortunate about our depth. I have to put Curtis Riley down every week, inactive, and he’s another guy that can play the position,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “He’s very good as a special teams player. We’re really fortunate with the guys we have back there.”

In addition to Cyprien being out of action, tight end Phillip Supernaw was the only other Titans player to miss practice. He was out a second straight day after sustaining an ankle injury Sunday vs. the Cardinals.

If Supernaw is out, it would mean that newly signed Luke Stocker would be active for the first time as a Titan. The seventh-year pro was signed last week after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Fortunately, a lot of verbiage is very similar to Tampa from Dirk Koetter running the offense in Atlanta, so that helped,” Mularkey said of Stocker getting up to speed quickly. “Just getting a feel for how we do things here. I think it was good for him to get a week under his belt before we threw him right in the fire last weekend.”

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