Wide receiver Nate Washington, tight end Jared Cook and fullback Ahmard Hall all returned to practice for the Tennessee Titans on Friday and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Carolina.
Linebacker Barrett Ruud sat out again on Friday with his injured groin, but will be questionable and will be a game-time decision for the Titans.
“It's just a matter of seeing how he is on Sunday and deciding from there,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “He's a veteran, and he's a guy that can probably still play well even if he doesn't practice.”
If Ruud can't go, rookie Colin McCarthy would likely get the call for his first NFL start at middle linebacker.
Washington has been bothered by a hip injury suffered last week against Cincinnati and did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. Tight end Jared Cook (knee) and fullback Ahmard Hall (back) also practiced for the first time this week on Friday.
“They did pretty good. They got some good reps with Matt (Hasselbeck), and they got some good work in. I think they feel good. It was good to see them out here and we feel good about them being ready to go on Sunday,” Munchak said.
“It felt good. There's still a little soreness in it, still a little pain, but nothing I can't work through,” Washington said.
Also, safety Chris Hope, coming back from a broken forearm, practiced for the third straight day and will be questionable, while Hasselbeck will be probable after getting Wednesday off to rest his sore knee.
Defensive end Dave Ball is out with a concussion.