The Tennessee Titans beleaguered secondary is poised to get a boost, perhaps as early as this week, as Adoree’ Jackson was listed as designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday.
Jackson was on the practice field with his teammates and taking part at least in the open portion of Wednesday’s work.
The Titans are scheduled to host fellow unbeaten Pittsburgh on Sunday at Nissan Stadium in a matchup of two of the NFL’s top contenders.
Jackson has been out since the start of the season after suffering a knee injury in preparation for the season opener.
The Titans have been using veteran Johnathan Joseph alongside normal starter Malcolm Butler in Jackson’s absence. The Titans have also used two rookies, Chris Jackson and Kristian Fulton, at the nickelback position in Adoree’ Jackson’s absence. Adoree’ Jackson had spent a good bit of time at nickelback in sub-packages as well fro Tennessee..
Jackson worked last week on a side field in his efforts to come back and worked with trainers on Monday before getting back on the field with the team Wednesday.
“We’ll see where he’s at, see how he responds, and see where his stamina is at. The biggest thing is how they respond and how they feel the next day,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said before Wednesday’s practice.
With Adoree’ Jackson returning to the practice field, the Titans’ injury situation is beginning to look a bit better.
Several players were out of practice on Wednesday, including outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), tight end MyCole Pruitt and rookie tackle Isaiah Wilson. Pruitt and Wilson, both of whom spent time on the Covid-19 list, were out of Wednesday’s practice due to illness.
Defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (foot) and tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) were present during the stretch portion of the Titans practice Wednesday, but left the field and did not partake in individual drills.
Also, right tackle Dennis Kelly was listed as limited with a knee injury. The Titans are already thin on the offensive line with Taylor Lewan being out for the season with a torn ACL.
Practice squad quarterback Trevor Siemian was also absent during the open portion of Wednesday's practice.