Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy returned to practice in limited form and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Titans intentionally limited McCarthy's reps on Friday after he practiced fully on Wednesday and sat out on Thursday. He has not played since injuring his right ankle in the season opener against New England.
Asked how much McCarthy might play, Titans coach Mike Munchak sounded somewhat optimistic.
“We'll have to see. We'll have to see how the game goes and what kind of game it is,” Munchak said. “We're going there to win, and we need him on the field, So if he can help us win, we're doing that. We'll have to see how he is on Sunday. If we have to limit him, we'll decide what package to keep him in.”
The news might not be so good for the Titans regarding wide receiver Kenny Britt, who did not practice again on Friday and will also be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
However, that designation might be optimistic as the Titans will test out the receiver's injured left ankle on Saturday and Sunday before making a decision on whether to have him active Sunday. Britt missed last week's game in Houston with the injury.
“Whoever is healthy to play and we feel can help us will go in there and play. If we feel they're both good and can contribute to Sunday, then we'll have them on the field. If we feel they can't help us, then there's no reason them to play, and we'll wait till Thursday,” said Munchak, whose team has a short week with a Thursday home game against Pittsburgh.
Elsewhere regarding injuries, tight end Jared Cook, who said his injured left shoulder is feeling better, is probable for Sunday.
“I feel a lot better than last week,” said Cook who sprained his AC joint and suffered some ligament damage in his shoulder against Detroit. “It just comes with the territory. It's gonna take some time to fully heal, but it feels a heck of a lot better.”
Defensive end Scott Solomon (hamstring) and linebacker Patrick Bailey (hand) both practiced Friday and are questionable as is tackle Mike Otto (hand/knee). Quarterback Jake Locker was ruled out earlier in the week with a dislocated shoulder.