The Tennessee Titans shuffled offensive line likely will take another spin Sunday with recent waiver pickup Mitch Petrus getting the call at left guard and Fernando Velasco moving to center.
The Titans picked up Petrus off waivers from the New England Patriots two weeks ago, after he had a four-week run there. Prior to that, he spent two-and-a-half seasons with the New York Giants, winning a Super Bowl there last season.
The move comes after Kevin Matthews, who started at center last week, suffered a high ankle sprain and is out for the season. Kyle DeVan finished up at center last week, but apparently will go back to being the swing guy with Velasco and Petrus starting.
Petrus has been busy getting up to speed on the offense and with the Titans line.
“It hasn't been hard at all. They have a great staff here and they've made sure I got in some extra time to do whatever is necessary. It's been a good transition and I'm ready for the opportunity,” Petrus said.
The Titans likely won't have receiver Kendall Wright, who did not practice due to a rib injury suffered Monday night. Wright is listed as questionable.
Linebacker Colin McCarthy, out three straight games with a concussion, appears on track to start Sunday, and receiver Damian Williams (hamstring) and defensive end Scott Solomon (knee) practiced as well. All three are listed as quetionable.
Cornerback Ryan Mouton did not practice due to a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable.