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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After the Titans practiced in pads Tuesday and Mike Mularkey got his first look in a long time at receivers Corey Davis and Eric Decker, the Titans coach said he wouldn’t yet rule them out for Thursday night 

in Kansas City.

But if they don’t play Davis (hamstring) and Decker (ankle) will have a very good chance of being 100 percent when the Titans kick off the regular season at Nissan Stadium against the Raiders on Sept. 10.

Decker is in his eighth season and there is no reason to worry about his readiness.

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Fantasy football expectations for the Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – I’m getting a lot of questions about the Titans in fantasy football.

Predicting stats is a difficult game, but I do think I can help you slot players and manage expectations.HenryvsCAR2

Let’s look at how key Titans rank on ESPN’s list and what they are projected to do. I will give you a sense if I think they are on target or if you should expect better or worse.

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Taywan Taylor needs to play cleaner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the play of note, Taywan Taylor was excellent Sunday.

On a third-and-31 he got open up the middle, caught perfectly placed pass from Marcus Mariota, bounced off defenders and chugged for extra yards.TaylorvsPanthers

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Three reasons the Titans' loss to the Bears isn't the tragedy you think

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three reasons not to worry about the Titans looking so bad in their preseason Week 3 loss to the Bears:

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Something on everybody on the Titans from the loss to the Bears

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Here’s the third, and perhaps final, installment of my look at everyone out of a Titans’ preseason game.

Thursday night in Kansas City is likely to feature very few starters and some cameos and may lend itself to more of a specific review of the most important people.

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2 WR Mekale McKay – Did not play (hamstring).

4 K Ryan Succop – Missed a 40-yard field goal wide left. Got two touchbacks out of three kickoffs.

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Marcus Mariota off target, Adoree' Jackson not good in loss to Bears

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans were shaky in their Week 3 preseason 19-7 loss to the Bears.

A few quick observations:

1) Rookie cornerback Adoree' Jackson started and moved to the slot in the nickel with LeShaun Sims taking over outside. A few times Jackson was close and gave up a catch anyway. But he also gave Kendall Wright way too much room on one play and committed an end-zone pass interference penalty. He pressed a bit as the punt returner as well. Overall, it was not a very good afternoon, and one that leaves plenty of room for Sims to stay in the No. 2 corner spot on defense.

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