Drafted fifth overall to become a future #1 target for Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis has already been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. In last Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, Davis re-aggravated a hamstring problem that had previously kept him out of preseason play. The former Western Michigan star did appear in Tennessee’s season opener, catching 6 passes for 69 yards against the Raiders.
Tennessee is expected to have Eric Decker and Rishard Matthews as the starting receiving duo, and third-round rookie Taywan Taylor is in line for some more playing time with Davis out.
Titans running back DeMarco Murray is also battling a hamstring injury, but it looks like he’s in position to play this weekend. One thing that’s been noticeable about Tennessee’s running game is that Murray has been far less effective than Derrick Henry, who rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown against the Jaguars. Murray has just 69 yards on 21 carries, whereas Henry has 117 yards on 20 rushes.
On the Seahawks side, Pete Carroll mentioned that Jimmy Graham (ankle) wants to play on Sunday, but he was held out of Wednesday’s practice. I have a feeling he’ll be a game-time decision. Elsewhere, Neiko Thorpe (ankle) was thought to have had a serious injury when he was carted off during the team’s win over the 49ers, but the special teams standout does have a chance to make it back for the Titans game. WR Paul Richardson dislocated his ring finger, then came back to catch the winning touchdown against San Francisco, and it looks as if he’s on track to play. Lastly, linebacker Terence Garvin could make his return this weekend, having missed last weekend with a shoulder problem. If he’s a no-go, then Michael Wilhoite will get the start again.