Kendall Wright missed another day of practice on Thursday, and while the receiver has played it off as only a headache, the Titans are treating it as concussion-like symptoms following the vicious hit he took from Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jackson was fined $42,000 for the hit, which drew a 15-yard penalty.
Wright on Wednesday denied that he has a concussion.
“I don't know nothing about no concussion. I've never had one. I'm really good to go,” the second-year receiver said.
Coach Mike Munchak said Thursday that Wright will be given a baseline test Friday morning, and if he passes, he will be cleared to practice Friday and play on Sunday.
“I assume he’ll be fine on Sunday. He has to go through the process tomorrow of seeing the doctor and all that. I assume he’ll practice tomorrow if all goes well,” Munchak said.
If Wright cannot play Sunday, then Damian Williams, who is back after missing last week with a hamstring injury, would work in the slot/
“Damian (Williams) will be up. We feel he’ll be back. He’ll move up, and I’d assume (Justin) Hunter would be the other guy. So, those four guys would play,” Munchak said.
Elsewhere, defensive tackle Sammie Hill is likely out this weekend after missing another practice with an ankle injury.
“I would think it’s going to be hard for him to play this weekend. I think this is one where those ankles are tough especially for a big guy,” Munchak said. “We’ll see how he is tomorrow; we’ll worry about it tomorrow. At this point, he’s not running on the field and that kind of thing. It’s going to be tough for him to play this weekend.”
Antonio Johnson and Mike Martin would likely fill in on the defensive line rotation if Hill can't go.
Tackle David Stewart practiced on Thursday and should be good to go for a third straight game.