Tennessee Titans' offensive tackle Mike Otto was back on the practice field for the first time since he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 26.
Otto said he was glad to be back on the practice field after more than a month away.
“It felt really good to be out there today. My lungs were burning a little bit, but it feels good. The knee feels fine, and I'm glad to be back,” Otto said.
Otto is considered the Titans top back up both at guard and tackle along the offensive line. He is preparing as if he will be active for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.
“That's the goal. I know that's how I'm going to prepare. Whether or not I do, that's a decision that's not up to me. I'm gonna prepare like I'm going to play and be ready if the need me,” Otto said.
Elsewhere, defensive end Jacob Ford did a little bit of running on the side as he tries to make his way back from a sprained knee.
Defensive tackle Tony Brown did not practice and had a protective sleeve on his surgically repaired right knee. Brown's regular routine has been to take Wednesdays and the past two Thursdays off and practice on Friday. He said Wednesday in the locker room he was on the way to see the medical staff about his knee, casting at least some measure of doubt on his status.
Jason McCourty, of course, is out after undergoing surgery on his broken right forearm.
As for his recovery time, which is expected to be three to four weeks, McCourty said, "Until I get healthy, I'm going to be working hard on getting healthy. That's about it."