Titans wide receiver on track to return

Nashville, TN, United States / The Game Nashville
Titans wide receiver on track to return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the first time since re-aggravating his left hamstring a week before the Tennessee Titans season opener, wide receiver Kendall Wright participated fully in Thursday’s practice.

Wright initially sustained the injury on the third day of training camp.

“He’s a big player for us,” offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie said of Wright, who sat out the entirety of the preseason and the team’s first three games in 2016-17. “It’s going to be interesting to have him back. He should be fresh. He hasn’t done a whole lot. But just to have him back in the fold — a veteran guy, got a couple years under belt, been in big games — is going to be a plus.”

With the supposed return of Wright in Sunday’s road division game against the Houston Texans (2-1), the Titans (1-2) will look for an offensive boost on a unit that lacks an established No. 1 wide receiver. Tennessee currently ranks 24th in passing yards among all NFL teams.

“He a quicker guy for us and he’ll come in with some energy; he’s more of an energetic guy,” Robiskie said. “Hopefully he’ll come in and give us a boost, make a play and give us some life.”

Fifth-round rookie Tajae Sharpe out of the University of Massachusetts, is the lone Titans wide-out who has totaled more than 10 catches (14). Only he (157), running back DeMarco Murray (132) and tight end Delanie Walker (125) have exceeded the 100-yards receiving mark.

Sharpe was listed as limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday.

This is an essential season for Wright, a former 2012 first-round draft choice, whose fifth-year option on his rookie deal was picked up by the team before the 2015 campaign. Set to become a free agent at the end of this NFL year, the veteran played in only 10 games last season due to injury and caught only 23 passes after snagging 64, 94 and 57 balls in the three seasons previous.

Information from ESPN.com, TitansOnline.com and The Tennessean contributed to this report.

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