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Titans Friday Practice Report: Delanie Walker returns, Kevin Pamphile ruled out

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NFL: Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans got some good news on the injury front Friday afternoon.

Delanie Walker, who was inexplicably absent from the last couple of practices returned to the field.

This is great news because the last thing this already struggling offense needed was to be without their most reliable target in the passing game. If this offense is to get back on track this Sunday, Walker will likely play a big role.

Linebacker Daren Bates also returned to practice on Friday. A key member of this special teams unit, it’s good to have him back.

Despite returning to practice today, head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed that Kevin Pamphile will miss Sunday’s tilt with the Atlanta Falcons.

After heading into pre season as the likely starter at right guard, Pamphile has now missed all four regular season games with a knee injury. Frustrating to say the least.

It’s interesting that Vrabel said he would like to get Nate Davis some work on Sunday. What does that mean exactly? A rotation of Jamil Douglas and Nate Davis at right guard? Because that doesn’t sound... Ideal.

The team drafted Davis with their third round pick with the hope that he would eventually become the starter at right guard. A nagging injury throughout camp cost Davis a chance at competing for the opening day job, but with Pamphile’s injury and Douglas’ abysmal performance last week, the Titans may be forced to find out what they have in Davis sooner rather than later.