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Quick Hits on the Titans From Friday of Colts Week

Titans
01 Oct 2022, 05:03 GMT+10

Jim Wyatt

NASHVILLE - The Titans returned to the practice field on Friday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park to continue preparations for Sunday's game against the Colts in Indianapolis.

Here's a look at some Titans topics in quick-hitting fashion:

-Center Ben Jones arrived in Nashville back in 2016 after playing his first four seasons in Houston.

The Titans signed Jones to anchor the team's offensive line for years to come, and his presence in the middle would also help change the mindset of a football team that was coming off a 3-13 season. Jones was the first unrestricted free agent announced during the 2016 league year, Jon Robinson's first year as the team's general manager.

Seven years later - and now set to make his 100th career start with the team - consider it mission accomplished.

"I've been here for seven years, and we've never had a losing season," Jones said. "When J-Rob sold it to me when I got here, he said he wanted a physical team that was able to run the ball, and he said he wanted me to be a part of it. I was excited about that, and I wanted to come in here and bring change. From there, the team brought in DeMarco (Murray) and Derrick (Henry) that year, and I could see the style were we about to change to, so it was exciting."

Since 2016, Jones is one of only seven offensive linemen who have started at least 99 of a possible 100 games.

The only game Jones has missed in Tennessee came in 2019, when he had a concussion. Since, Jones has started 43 consecutive games.

"If I am able to go, I am definitely going to be out there," Jones said. "I enjoy being out there - it's the reason I play. It is to play on Sundays, and to win games. That's what I am here for, and that's my job. I feel if I am not out there, I am letting the team down. I've been playing for 19 years now, and I think I've missed one game. So I take pride in being out there, and I love being out there with my teammates."

-Titans safety Amani Hooker (concussion) did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Titans linebacker Zach Cunningham, who suffered an elbow injury vs the Raiders, did not practice for the third straight day he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Titans defensive back Ugo Amadi (ankle), inactive vs the Raiders, did not practice again on Friday and he's been ruled OUT for Sunday's game.

-Titans receiver Treylon Burks, who did not practice on Wednesday because of an illness, was back on the practice field for the second straight day on Friday.

-Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree, inactive vs the Raiders because of a hip injury, practiced for the third straight day on Friday.

-Titans tight end Austin Hooper (neck) practiced again on Friday. Hooper was decked out in a yellow caution jersey.

-Titans receiver Kyle Philips (shoulder), inactive vs the Raiders, was back on the practice field again on Friday, once again decked out in a yellow caution jersey.

-Titans outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi (neck), inactive vs the Raiders, was back on the practice field on Friday, decked out in a yellow caution jersey.

-Titans cornerback Kristian Fulton (knee) practiced again on Friday.

-Titans receiver Cody Hollister (back) did not practice again on Friday.

-Titans guard Nate Davis (knee) returned to practice on Friday after missing Thursday's session.

-Titans defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons was not spotted at Friday's practice.

-Titans safety Kevin Byard was not spotted at Friday's practice.

-Colts coach Frank Reich on Friday ruled OUT safety Julian Blackmon (ankle) for Sunday's game. DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) and LB Shaquille Leonard (back) are both questionable, per Reich.

-The Titans are scheduled to hold a walkthrough in Nashville on Saturday before traveling to Indianapolis for Sunday's game vs the Colts.

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