Jim Wyatt, SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan remains in the concussion protocol, and did not practice on Wednesday.
“Taylor was not here,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “He came in, and saw (trainer) Todd (Toriscelli) this morning. Sent him home, and told him to go rest and relax.”
Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch leveled Lewan with crack back block in front of the Tennessee bench on Sunday.
Lewan was listed on the team’s Injury Report on Wednesday, along with right tackle Jack Conklin (knee), who did not play in Sunday’s game. Conklin was limited in practice today, while Lewan did not practice.
Kevin Pamphile and Dennis Kelly worked as the team’s tackles to close out Sunday’s game in Miami.
The Titans face the Texans this Sunday at Nissan Stadium.
“We haven’t ruled him out,” Vrabel said of Lewan. “But Taylor was not here today. He is resting and trying to get mentally right and get back to where he needs to be so we can evaluate him.”
There was some good news and bad news on the Injury Report.
Not only was quarterback Marcus Mariota (elbow) listed as a full participant, but rookie linebacker Rashaan Evans practiced in full as well. Evans, the team’s first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, missed Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.
Receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) was added to the injury report, however, and was limited in practice.
Also limited in practice were linebacker Derrick Morgan (knee) and defensive lineman Matt Dickerson (knee).
Meanwhile, linebacker Harold Landry (ankle), and safety Kendrick Lewis (foot) did not practice.
Vrabel said tight end Delanie Walker, placed on Injured Reserve earlier in the week, was scheduled for surgery on Wednesday.
Rishard Matthews update
Titans veteran receiver Rishard Matthews didn’t have a catch in the season opener, and he played a total of 36 of the game’s 69 snaps.
Vrabel was asked about Matthews and his progress after practice.
Matthews did not play in the preseason, and spent training camp on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list.
“I think – as is the case with everybody – that your play-time and your plan in the game plan and the part that you play is always dictated by the practice, and the performance in the game,” Vrabel said. “The better and the more understanding that these guys have of the offense and defense, and the better they perform that job, that translates into more reps in the game. Because the coaches have confidence in them and they can go out and do their job and help us win.
“So Rishard would be in that category of practicing better and playing better and knowing what to do, he would probably be out there a ton. And so he was out there, and I am sure we’re all looking forward to getting him out there more.”