Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was back and working fully after being limited on Wednesday with a bruised thumb. Hasselbeck said the thumb is fine and won't hold him back on Sunday. He said he suffered the bruise hitting a defensive lineman's elbow last Sunday vs. Houston.
“Yesterday wasn't that bad. They gave me kind of a day off just so I wouldn't take a bunch of snaps and pound it. I think more than anything, it was also an exercise in getting Jake and Rusty some reps. When you're as old as I am, 36, they start giving you days off if you sneeze too much,” Hasselbeck said. “I don't anticipate it being an issue in the game.”
Hasselbeck discarded the glove he wore on Wednesday, as well.
Also, starting right guard Jake Scott did not finish practice on Thursday after suffering a shoulder burner.
Scott was listed as limited because of the issue, but did not seem to think it would be a lingering issue for him.
“I'm not an expert. You'll have to talk to the docs or Munch, but I'll be all right,” Scott said.
Additionally, tight end Craig Stevens was held out of of practice because of Thursday's work in pads to protect his sore ribs.
Defensive end William Hayes was limited after not practicing on Wednesday as he makes his way back from back spasms.
“I'm all right – a little sore, but I'm all right. I'll be fine by Sunday,” said Hayes, who said the spasms flared up by running.