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Cook 'banking' on playing Sunday

Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook appears to be on track to return Sunday from his left shoulder injury.

Cook was able to take part in individual and seven-on-seven drills Thursday, with the hope that his workload can increase on Friday.

“I feel pretty good,” Cook said. “It's been going better than we expected, so we're gonna see on Sunday.”

Asked if he felt he would play against the Houston Texans, Cook replied, “That's what I'm banking on. It's an important game and I wouldn't want to miss it.”

Meanwhile, Kenny Britt ran on the side a bit, but his ankle still won't allow him to practice as he missed a second straight day.

“I'm feeling better than the last couple of days I was out. I'm feeling better than I was yesterday, but I've still got a little sore spot on there,” said Britt. “There's no counting me out. I'm not counting myself out. I'm definitely hoping I can go.”

Britt admitted he is getting frustrated with the injuries that keep cropping up with him, as he is still making his way back from knee surgery last year.

“It's very frustrating. It's like something I can't get right with injury after injury. The last healthy season I had was my rookie year. And every season since then, it was a hamstring, then the ACL. But that's something I can't control. The only thing I can control is my rehab and trying to get back as soon as possible,” he said.

The news isn't as good for linebacker Colin McCarthy, who was seen walking gingerly with a limp in the locker room after not practicing again.
“He's still sore. We'll have to see where he is tomorrow, but obviously it's getting harder to have him if he can't get out here,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said.

Elsewhere, defensive tackle Mike Martin was limited for a second straight day with a foot injury. Leroy Harris returned after resting his knee on Wednesday, while Steve Hutchinson got the day off.

Javon Ringer (elbow) and Mike Otto (hand/knee) both worked fully.

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