The Tennessee Titans have dealt with their share of injuries like every team this season, but come Sunday when the team hosts the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium, they will once again be without some key performers.
Running back/kick/punt returner Dexter McCluster is out with a knee injury and will be replaced by rookie wide receiver Tre McBride who will handle kickoff returns while receiver Harry Douglas and cornerback Perrish Cox will alternate on punt returns.
Defensive tackle Al Woods is likely out for Sunday and fellow tackle Sammie Lee Hill was limited in both Thursday and Friday's practies leaving him questionable for Sunday. The absence of those two would leave the Titans very thin at a key position inside and mean that rookie Angelo Blackson would earn more work as a result.
Linebacker Derrick Morgan is battling a shoulder injury and did not participate in Thursday of Friday's practices. According to interim head coach Mike Mularkey, the team will monitor Morgan for the remainderof the season and he could see limited action this week depending on how he feels at gametime.
While those players are hurting, the Titans should be bolstered by the return of wide receiver Kendall Wright and corner Blidi Wreh-Wilson who both returned to practice and are full goes this week after missing time with inkuries.
Also in McCluster's absence the Titans will look to rookie David Cobb to receive more carries and Bishop Sankey could return to the backfield after finding himself in the doghouse after fumble troubles earlier in the season.