Tennessee Titans safety Chris Hope has returned to practice, according to the Associated Press. Hope had been out since early October with a broken forearm.
Titans coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday that Hope will not immediately vault back into the starting lineup, but he is expected to play Sunday when Tennessee faces the Carolina Panthers.
"The starting thing's not as important," Munchak told the AP. "It's more about can he contribute to us winning this Sunday." Munchak also said that he is concerned with how well Hope will be able to bounce back after being out for more than a month.