Titans cornerback Jason McCourty was a limited participant during practice this week, listed as questionable on the team's final status report. McCourty, playing his sixth season since being selected in the sixth-round of the 2009 NFL draft, suffered a groin injury during Tennessee's 16-point loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. As Jim Wyatt with The Tennessean points out, McCourty felt better as the week progressed but it's too soon to tell if he'll play.
"I did more than I did yesterday," McCourty said via the Tennessean. "And the same as yesterday, I did more Thursday than I did Wednesday. So we'll see. It's whatever coach (Ken) Whisenhunt says. I haven't even talked to him about it."
Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Saturday afternoon that McCourty will be a game-time decision.
#Titans "We're in pretty good shape (injury wise) .. McCourty did more as the week progressed.. will check him out tomorrow." - Whisenhunt— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) September 20, 2014
Pro Football Focus reflects on whether McCourty will sit out against the Bengals this Sunday:
The Titans coaching staff will be hoping that McCourty is healthy enough to play in Cincinnati this week, especially considering Bengals’ wide receiver A.J. Green is set to play after suffering a toe injury last week. If McCourty is ruled out, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and rookie Marqueston Huff are expect to see increased snaps this week. That should be interesting, as Huff has only played 6 snaps so far this season (after looking decent in pre-season) while Wreh-Wilson has accumulated a underwhelming -2.2 overall grade through two games.