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TE Taylor Thompson - Tennessee Titans

6-5, 282Born: 10-19-1989College: SMUDrafted: Round 5

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He is listed as doubtful on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 20): Thompson was unable to practice last week due to his injured knee, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as doubtful to play on Friday.

General News (Fri Oct 24): partially participated in Friday's practice but is not expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 23): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Oct 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 8: vs Houston Texans

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Jake Locker is 'expected' to start this game according to comments from head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Monday, but his status is pending Locker's ability to practice later in the week. If his sore thumb doesn't get aggravated, Locker could return to action for the Titans in this game. If he misses time, though, backup Charlie Whitehurst (59/98 for 764 yards passing, five TDs and two interceptions thrown over his four appearances this year) will be under center again. We're not sure a rusty Locker would be an upgrade in this game - anyways, stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News this week as the starting quarterback for this one is up in the air as of midweek. The Texans' pass D is ranked 26th in the NFL averaging 268.7 net yards allowed per game, with 13 passing scores allowed vs. six interceptions (tied for 14th in the NFL) and 13 sacks (tied-19th) generated to date. The sub-par secondary has allowed three TDs with zero interceptions to Ben Roethlisberger (24/34 for 252 net yards, with three sacks taken for -16 yards) and three TDs with one interception to Andrew Luck (25/44 for 363 net passing yards, with three sacks taken for -7 yards). J.J. Watt can't both rush the passer and cover receivers - the secondary isn't doing a very good job of covering receivers of late, either. Advantage, whichever quarterback starts for Tennessee.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Latest News

Titans | Friday injury report (Fri Oct 24, 03:41 PM) - Tennessee Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) are listed as doubtful for Week 8. LB Quentin Groves (ankle) is listed as questionable, while DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) is listed as probable. Sensabaugh did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24. Thompson and Groves were limited during practice, while Pitoitua fully participated in practice.

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Titans | Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 23, 05:37 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Quentin Groves (ankle) and CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) were limited.

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Titans | Wednesday practice report (Wed Oct 22, 04:10 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Quentin Groves (ankle) and CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) were limited.

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Titans | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 19, 11:34 AM) - The Tennessee Titans have declared LB Akeem Ayers, CB Coty Sensabaugh, QB Jake Locker, DL Ropati Pitoitua, RB Shonn Greene, TE Taylor Thompson, OT Will Svitek inactive for Week 7.

Our View: Charlie Whitehurst gets another start, and the matchup against Washington gives him a reasonably high ceiling. Bishop Sankey should get a lot of work again today with Greene out.

Titans | Friday injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 17, 05:17 PM) - Tennessee Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) both did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and are doubtful for Week 7. DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) did not practice and is questionable. S George Wilson (calf) fully practiced and is probable.

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Schedule

8vs Houston Texans
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Baltimore Ravens
11vs Pittsburgh Steelers
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13@ Houston Texans
14vs New York Giants
15vs New York Jets
16@ Jacksonville Jaguars
17vs Indianapolis Colts