Defensive tackle Tony Brown's regimen of not practicing until Friday will apparently continue for the near future.
Brown, coming off a surgical procedure on his right knee in the off-season, has not practiced on Wednesday or Thursday the past two weeks, but has worked each Friday this season and played in his regular spot as the right defensive tackle on game day.
“I've done played in three games. Ain't nothing gonna change. I'm good,” Brown said.
Brown said he is preparing mentally each week, and that that part of the game comes easiest for him now.
“Actually, that's the easy part. That just comes from playing so many games and being around for awhile. I can process things fast,” Brown said. “All I need to do is watch film on my opponent, know the game plan, know the plays and I can get out there and execute properly. They've got to react to what I do.
“Even though I'm not practicing, that's not going to hinder me from attacking and coming off the ball and doing those sorts of things. So I've just got to make sure I pay more attention in the classroom, which I've been doing, and that's been helping me out a lot. I've just got to keep doing that.
It definitely is, but I know I can't do anything about it. I've just gotta keep doing what I've been doing and laying it all out there on Sundays.”
As for how the knee is doing, Brown said it is continually improving.
“The knee still feels good. Of course, I'm going to play on it, get hit and fall on it and it's going to be sore,” Brown said. “But it's been great, better than it's been feeling. I'm just excited that I'm actually feeling better.”
So when will Brown return to practicing more than just Fridays?
“I feel the process is good, but I'm going to see how this goes more and more, and more than then I think I'll practice in a few weeks,” Brown said.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Brown is taking care of himself and should be ready to take on more practice time fairly soon.
"He knows what to do, and he’s taking care of himself. At some point here in the near future, I expect he will be back on the practice field on a regular basis," Fisher said.
As for the Titans other injured defensive lineman, end Jacob Ford, he also did not practice Thursday with his sprained right knee.
Ford said he is feeling better, but is not yet sure when he will return to action.
“I know it's getting better each day. I can feel it, but as far as a time frame, I can't give it to you,” Ford said.
Cornerback Jason McCourty, of course, remains out with a broken forearm.