The Tennessee Titans are hopeful of having defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks back on the field in time for Sunday's season opener against the New England Patriots.
Marks, who did not play in the preseason finale last week with a sprained MCL in his right knee, sat out on Wednesday, but Coach Mike Munchak indicated that he could return to the practice field as early as Thursday.
Marks began running on Monday and indicated that he is getting better.
“I”m coming along good. It's just a work in progress to see how it turns out,” he said.
As for whether he will play in the opener, Marks said, “That's the plan that we're working toward.”
Fellow defensive tackle Jurrell Casey was already back on the practice field on Wednesday as he makes his way back from an elbow injury. Linebacker Zac Diles also practiced fully after missing last week with a hamstring issue.
The Titans say that rookie defensive end Scott Solomon, coming off a knee scope, is progressing too. Munchak, however, indicated that offensive tackle Mike Otto, who also had his knee scoped recently and is coming off hand surgery, is not likely to be available against the Patriots on Sunday.