Titans tight end Delanie Walker questionable vs. Raiders
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker is questionable for Sunday's game with the Oakland Raiders after being held out of practice Friday with a sore hamstring.
Walker led the Titans last season with 94 receptions, and he had six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's 16-15 comeback victory at Detroit last week.
The Titans (1-1) hope Walker might play Sunday with more rest and treatment. Walker said Wednesday he would not miss Sunday's game.
''We'll see how I feel (Saturday) and go from there,'' Walker said. ''We didn't want to take any chances and make it worse. We're just trying to do the best plan to make sure I can play on Sunday.''
Wide receiver Kendall Wright and linebacker Derrick Morgan also are questionable with injured left hamstrings, but both practiced Friday.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Walker was hurt on a defensive holding call.
''That's why you really don't want guys in practice grabbing jerseys from behind,'' Mularkey said. ''A lot of times I've seen that, a lot of injuries from that.''
Morgan has practiced more each day this week and believes he will play against Oakland. He hurt his left hamstring in the season opening loss to Minnesota.
Wright finally practiced for a full week for the first time since originally injuring his left hamstring Aug. 2. He went through part of one practice before the preseason finale only to aggravate the hamstring again. He has yet to play in any game this year, but Wright was happy to be back on the practice field.
''That was my main thing, to get back out there without having any setbacks and gain as much confidence as I can,'' Wright said. ''I needed that. I needed to be out there and I'm glad that was able to practice the full week.''
Tight end Phillip Supernaw (back), and cornerbacks Brice McCain (knee) and Valentino Blake (chest) all practiced fully Friday.
RIGHT GUARD: Mularkey said he would wait until Sunday to announce whether Josh Kline or Brian Schwenke starts at right guard. Kline was claimed off waivers from New England on Sept. 8 and was inactive the first two weeks. Schwenke, a former starting center, has been the Titans' primary backup at center and guard this season.
The Titans placed right guard Chance Warmack on injured reserve Thursday after he had surgery to repair a torn tendon in the middle finger of his right hand.
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