Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson set to return vs. Patriots
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting back cornerback Adoree’ Jackson in time for their AFC wild-card game with the New England Patriots.
The Titans (9-7) already are without cornerback Malcolm Butler who broke his left wrist Nov. 3 in a loss to Carolina. Jackson had missed the past four games after hurting a foot in a win Dec. 1 at Indianapolis.
But Jackson practiced all week, and the Titans listed him as available in their injury report for Saturday night’s game with the Patriots (12-4).
“They wouldn’t put me out there if I wasn’t, so I’m good to go, ready to go, and excited,” Jackson said after Thursday’s practice.
The 18th draft pick overall in 2017 out of Southern California started 10 of his 11 games this season. Without Jackson, the Titans started Tramaine Brock Sr. opposite Logan Ryan after claiming the veteran off waivers.
The Titans will be without wide receiver Adam Humphries for a fifth straight game with an injured ankle. But receiver and returner Kalif Raymond, who missed the regular season finale with a concussion, is questionable along with safety and special teams ace Dane Cruikshank (illness).
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Raymond is still working through the concussion protocol and was limited at practice two straight days.
“That’s the next step in getting out of the protocol,” Vrabel said. “But it was good to see him back here. He cares a lot about his team. He’s doing everything he can do. Again, it’s just patience, but I know that Kalif embodies what we want as a player, both on the field and off in his mentality towards the team.”
NOTES: With rain and possibly snow in the forecast Saturday night at Foxborough, Massachusetts, the Titans practiced outside in the rain. Vrabel called the rain good timing. “Whatever happens, at least we had the opportunity to work through some of those conditions,” Vrabel said.
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