Safety Michael Griffin and linebacker Moise Fokou both missed a second day of practice for the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.
Of the two, it sounds as if Griffin has the best chance of practicing on Friday and playing Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
Coach Mike Munchak is hopeful that Griffin can practice on Friday and be able to go on Sunday in the Titans' first meeting against their former coach Jeff Fisher.
“We’ll see how he is tomorrow. The power of positive thinking, I think he’s hoping it works out like it did for Jake (Locker),” Munchak said. “So, it’s hard when you don’t practice until Friday, but we just got to see where he is tomorrow.”
Griffin is hopeful that he can play after suffering the injury while trying to tackle San Francisco's Frank Gore two weeks ago.
“I'm not counting myself out,” Griffin said. “I'm a guy who has never missed a game and I want to be out there with the guys. Again, I'm not ruling myself out. I'm running and doing DB drills, and tomorrow I'll see if I can go and participate in practice.”
The situation for Fokou, who missed the game against the 49ers after being injured against Seattle, sounds much less optimistic.
“I think it’s going to be hard. He’s questionable, and he obviously hasn’t been practicing. Projecting forward it’s hard for that, but I think it’s going to be hard for him to play this week,” Munchak said of Fokou.
That leaves the door open for Colin McCarthy to make his second straight start.
Elsewhere, tackle David Stewart returned to practice after getting Wednesday off to rest his sore ankle.
Also, defensive end Kamerion Wimbley was out on Thursday as he was excused for personal reasons.