Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner say they still don't know which one will start at right cornerback, and Coach Jeff Fisher is trying not to tip his hand either.
But from the vantage point of analyzing the preseason, it would appear McCourty has the upper hand and should win the competition.
That's not to say Verner has not played well enough to earn the position, but McCourty has been the only constant at cornerback throughout the preseason, starting all four games and running with the first team Thursday night against New Orleans, even after Cortland Finnegan returned from his groin injury.
“We haven't really discussed anything. Just going into this game, they told me that me and Cort would be out there to start with, and I'm just going on and continuing to try and get better,” McCourty said.
As for Verner, the fourth-round pick from UCLA, he said he is OK with whatever decision is made.
“I'm a man that thinks things will work out and everything works for a reason. The chips are going to fall where they're going to fall. I did my best and worked my hardest when I was out there. The decision is going to be made and I'm going to be happy with either one,” he said.
Fisher said the Titans would likely inform the winner of the battle before practice either Monday or Wednesday.
“We'll let you know next Sunday,” Fisher told the media. “We have practice, and you don't practice your backup 80 percent of the snaps. We have Wednesday and Monday. … There's such a thing as competitive issues here.”