Cortland Finnegan’s hamstring injury that has kept him out of the past three games is getting better, but the cornerback apparently still has not practiced since the Thursday before the Indianapolis Colts game two weeks ago.
Finnegan and Coach Jeff Fisher were asked if he had tweaked the hamstring and suffered a setback. Fisher declined to discuss injuries on the bye week, and Finnegan dodged the topic when speaking to reporters. He was asked if he had sustained a setback.
“I’m feeling better,” Finnegan said. “A setback is a set up for a comeback. That’s what I’m gonna go with on that one.”
Finnegan is one of three defensive backs in the Tennessee secondary who has missed time this season, and that has contributed in part to the team’s downfall on defense.
Vincent Fuller and Nick Harper have both been out with broken forearms. Fuller, however, has been practicing and could return in time for the Nov. 1 game against Jacksonville. Harper will take longer to heal, and Fisher conceded that Harper will not be ready to face the Jaguars.
Running back LenDale White did not practice because of a left knee injury, but said he should be ready to go by the time the Titans return against the Jaguars.
“I’m all right. I will be ready to go,” White said. “I’m sore, but it is what it is.”
Tight end Craig Stevens was back practicing, but indicated he was being eased into things after suffering a concussion on the opening kickoff against the Colts. Stevens did not play or practice last week, but his concussion cleared up a few days after he and teammate Michael Griffin collided.
Defensive end Jevon Kearse, who suffered a foot injury last week in practice, has practiced both days this week and is ready to play.
Making the switch
White talked about his move from Chris Brantley to Drew Rosenhaus as his agent, and said Rosenhaus is his kind of guy.
“Welcome to the family,” White said. “What do y’all consider the big deal? I’m a restricted free agent. Check out his resume – no holdouts in six years, and everybody that deals with him likes him.”
White would only be a restricted free agent if 2010 becomes an uncapped year with no collective bargaining agreement. If a new CBA somehow gets done, then White would become an unrestricted free agent.
White is the fourth Titan to employ Rosenhaus, joining Jevon Kearse, Bo Scaife and Stephen Tulloch.
Talks or no talks
A report indicated that the Titans and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch were in talks about a contract extension, but Vanden Bosch said it was simply his agent making contact with the team after initially holding discussions before the season began.
“We had discussions before the season, and we said we’ll just wait till the bye week and see where each other stands,” Vanden Bosch said.
Linebacker Keith Bulluck, another unrestricted free agent, was asked if any new talks had been done with him on an extension, and he replied, “Come on, man.”