Jim Wyatt, SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans receiver Darius Jennings made arguably the best catch of the night in Monday’s win over the Cowboys.
Jennings was in between three defenders when he caught a 36-yard pass from Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota downfield. Jennings took a hit, but held onto the ball.
“That’s what I get paid to do,” Jennings said. “You just have to be able to produce when your number is called.”
Jennings, who returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Week One at Miami, has four catches for 55 yards this season.
As the Titans began preparation for Sunday’s game against the Patriots, two receivers were on the injury report – Tajae Sharpe (ankle) and Taywan Taylor (foot).
Jennings said he’s ready to do his part.
Corey Davis led the Titans in catches and receiving yards against the Cowboys, and Cameron Batson also made plays. The Titans are hoping Sharpe and Taylor will be healthy enough to play on Sunday.
“We are a close-knit group from top to bottom,” Jennings said of the Titans receivers. “Whoever is out there, that is who we are rolling with, that is who we have confidence in. And we expect those guys to get the job done.”
Titans cornerback Logan Ryan spent four seasons with the Patriots before signing with the Titans prior to the 2017 season.
Ryan on Wednesday was asked about the similarities between Titans coach Mike Vrabel and Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
“Vrabel is a lot younger, and taller, and he maybe dresses a little better,” Ryan said with a smile. “They’re just good coaches – they’re hard-nosed and they care about the fundamentals, so those are some similarities.”
The Titans held a light walk-through on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Linebacker Daren Bates (illness), tackle Jack Conklin (concussion), safety Dane Cruikshank (knee) and Taylor (foot) were listed as non-participants, while linebacker Derrick Morgan (shoulder) and Sharpe (ankle) were limited.
Linebacker Will Compton (hamstring) was a full participant.