The Titans got Jack Conklin back as a full participant in practice today, suggesting that yesterday’s absence might have been a scheduled maintenance day for the fourth year tackle. Dennis Kelly also practiced in full for a second straight day. However, the Titans were still without a starting offensive lineman today as right guard Kevin Pamphile did not practice due to a knee injury.
If you had to go without one starting lineman, Pamphile would be the obvious choice. He narrowly beat out Jamil Douglas for that spot in preseason and I don’t think it would be a massive drop off if he couldn’t go. That being said, just like Kelly and Conklin, I wouldn’t panic until we see what he does or doesn’t do on Friday.
On the Browns side of the ledger, star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was added to the injury report with a hip issue that has bothered him throughout camp. Beckham’s comments about the injury were more interesting than his addition to the report as the three time Pro Bowler indicated to Mary K. Cabot of Cleveland.com that the hip has kept him from being able to “open up and run full speed”.
“Especially with what I’ve had going on, I’ve been kind of afraid to just open up,’’ he said. “It’s something that hinders me from fully sprinting as fast as I can. I’d rather get to Sunday and open up [vs. the Titans] than be running around and hinder myself before the game.’’
Obviously, it’s impossible to know whether OBJ will be limited at all by this hip issue during Sunday’s game, but it’s something to keep an eye on for sure.