Titans have safety Kenny Vaccaro available vs. Redskins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have starting safety Kenny Vaccaro available against the Washington Redskins after he worked his way through the concussion protocol.
That leaves the Titans (8-6) without only a pair of defensive starters. Linebacker Brian Orakpo is missing his second straight game with an injured elbow and cornerback Logan Ryan is on injured reserve with a broken left leg.
Titans’ Mariota to start against Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota will start on Monday against the Houston Texans despite missing practice after suffering a stinger last Sunday.
Mariota returned to practice late in the week after recovering from the injury that forced him to sit out of Tennessee's 38-10 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday.
Inactive for the Titans were WR Taywan Taylor, DB Dane Cruikshank, RB David Fluellen, RB Dalyn Dawkins, G Aaron Stinnie, T Tyler Marz and DL Matt Dickerson.
Steelers defense takes step forward in preseason tuneup
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The matchup was a mismatch. And it ended predictably: with Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Heyward shedding Tennessee Titans rookie guard Aaron Stinnie and driving quarterback Blaine Gabbert into the ground.
Heyward popped up and turned to the Pittsburgh sideline with his palms raised after picking up his first sack of the preseason early in the second half of a 16-6 victory on Saturday.