Thursday, Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray had surgery on his right ring finger and will miss the remainder of minicamp.
“I thought it would heal but it didn’t heal over the offseason like we expected,” Murray said. “Nothing serious. If there was a game I would be playing. … Just a little lingering issue, thought I might as well just get it done now.”
Murray also said if there was a game tomorrow, he would definitely play. In the meantime, Derrick Henry got the majority of the work.
“He should be ready to go. He wants to work next week; I’ll see, but he should be out of the cast Monday,” coach Mike Mularkey said. “If not, he’ll be back for camp, obviously he’ll be ready for training camp.”
This week, rookie wide receiver Coery Davis has made strides coming off of an ankle injury and impressed the coaches. Mularkey believed Davis has taken “40 to 50 snaps” during the offensive periods.
“He’s made some plays, and he’s made some plays in the two-minute drill,” Mularkey said. “You are always worried about a guy … and you want to make sure he is healthy. He wants to practice more than anybody on this football team. He wants to, and he is aggravated that he hasn’t been able to. But I think we have handled it the right way to get him up to speed and he should be good to go next week. He shouldn’t even be on the injury report.”
Meanwhile, the Football Power Index (FPI), the 8th most important game of the 2017 season is the Titans’ week 4 matchup at Houston. If Tennessee wins, they’ll have a 55.8% chance of making the playoffs. The FPI places numerical value on the strength of division wins. It is not surprising because many believe Houston will be the chief competitor for the AFC South.
Lastly, the Titans and the Nashville Sports Council will host a town hall Monday night at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. Head Coach Mike Mularkey, General Manager Jon Robinson will speak and the 2017 rookie class will attend. Tickets are $50 ($40 for Nashville Sports Council members) and can be purchased at the door. The town hall begins at 5:30pm.