NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota did not practice Wednesday, giving the sprained MCL in his left knee a day of rest. The rookie was not wearing any protective gear on his injured leg as he talked about playing Sunday. No brace, not even a wrap for any support. Mariota said he would wear a brace if he must. He also said his chances of playing against the Atlanta Falcons are pretty good, and he’s keeping up with treatment and preparing as if he will start his sixth NFL game.
Nerdy Football Analysis: It looks like the Titans and Marcus Mariota escaped serious injury but he will still need to get back onto the practice field before the end of the week before being cleared to play. The rookie signal caller has thrown five interceptions over his last three games against only three touchdowns.