Matt Hasselbeck practiced fully on Friday, and though he will be listed as questionable with his left calf injury, the quarterback is on track to start for the Tennessee Titans against the Indianapolis Colts.
“He looked good. Matt was able to do quite a bit,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “He looks good. He looked like we hoped he would, and I assume he'll be able to play and start on Sunday.”
Hasselbeck did not finish last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints after injuring the calf in the second quarter, giving way to rookie Jake Locker, who nearly rallied the Titans in a 22-17 defeat.
Locker still got some reps with the first-team in practice, just in case Hasselbeck suffers a setback between now and kickoff, but Munchak and the Titans believe Hasselbeck is ready to go.
“If he has some setback from what he did today or tomorrow, then we would re-evaluate, but we're assuming he's on schedule to start on Sunday,” Munchak said.
Locker himself practiced fully for the second straight day after being limited Wednesday with sore ribs. He is listed as probable.
Titans receiver Nate Washington was able to return to the practice field on Friday and said he is feeling better than last week, when he had six catches for 130 yards on a bad ankle. He is listed as questionable.
“I didn't even practice last week, so there's definitely some progress,” Washington said. “It's a bit tender and sore, but I was able to practice and get some good work in.”
Defensive end William Hayes missed practice again with a groin injury and is doubtful.
Linebacker Patrick Bailey was limited, but did some work Friday, and will be listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. Munchak expects him to play Sunday.
Punter Brett Kern missed Friday's work with the flu, but will play on Sunday.