NFL: Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is game-day decision vs. Chiefs
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is listed as questionable on the Friday injury report with a right ankle injury but coach Mike Vrabel labeled him a game-time decision for Sunday night’s showdown with the host Kansas City Chiefs.
Tannehill missed the previous game against the Houston Texas due to the ankle as well as an illness and was a limited practice participant on Friday after sitting out Thursday’s workout.
Vrabel referred to Tannehill’s situation as day to day and said he wouldn’t be surprised if a decision doesn’t come until Sunday.
“I think so,” Vrabel said. “We’ll keep you updated.”
If Tannehill can’t play, third-round draft pick Malik Willis will make his second straight start. Willis completed 6 of 10 passes for 55 yards and one interception in the 17-10 win against Houston.
“It’s going to be a great environment,” Willis said. “They’re going to have 80,000 people yelling at us, but that’s cool. I mean, that’s what you play for. They have a really good defense and we just have to go out there and try to and execute the game plan.”
Star running back Derrick Henry is good to go after being a full practice participant on Friday. He missed Thursday’s session due to a sore foot.
“My foot is fine — there is nothing to panic about,” Henry said. “There’s nothing wrong with my foot — right or left. My foot is fine.”
Henry rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns in the road win over the Texans. The 200-yard outing was the sixth of his career, tying the NFL record shared by O.J. Simpson and Adrian Peterson.
Henry has topped 100 rushing yards in four straight games and ranks third in the NFL with 755. He has scored seven touchdowns.
Safety Amani Hooker (shoulder) and fullback Tory Carter (neck) will miss Sunday’s game.
Standout nose tackle Jeffery Simmons (ankle) is questionable. Also questionable are defensive lineman Kevin Strong (ankle) and linebacker Bud Dupree (illness).
Kansas City ruled out tight end Jody Fortson (quadriceps, illness).
Tennessee has won four straight regular-season matchups with the Chiefs, including a 27-3 home win last season. Counting the playoffs, Kansas City’s lone win in the past six meetings with the Titans came in the 2019 AFC Championship Game.
–Field Level Media