Stevens, McCarthy back practice

The Tennessee Titans got tight end Craig Stevens back on the practice field Wednesday and he worked for the first time fully since suffering the injury against the Cleveland Browns.

Stevens is a valuable cog in the run game and in pass protection, according to Coach Mike Munchak.

“I don’t think people realize what a good player he is and not having him the last three weeks has hurt us in the run game and in protection, he is a big part of all that,” Munchak said.

Also, linebacker Colin McCarthy was back from a hamstring injury that he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Meanwhile, defensive end William Hayes was back as well, practicing on Wednesday. He has missed the past two game with back spasms.

Also, safety Michael Griffin sat out Wednesday with a hip injury, but should come back and practice on Thursday, according to Munchak.

Safety Chris Hope continues to be out of action as he recovers from a broken forearm, but Munchak indicated he would be cleared to be practice next week.

"You feel good, but you have to get the OK from you superiors and the trainers to go out and play," Hope said. "Sometimes as athletes, we train our minds and bodies that we can do anything. So when you feel good and you believe you're ready to go, it's tough when they hold you back for your own good."

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