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10/26/14 - Denico Autry, Miss St, Undrafted DE Denico Autry was signed from the practice squad by the Raiders Saturday (Oct. 25). Autry was originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State in May 2014. He was added to the Raiders' practice squad on Sept. 1.
10/25/14 - Jonathan Krause, Vanderbilt, Undrafted WR Jonathan Krause was signed to the practice squad by the Patriots Friday (Oct. 24). Krause, 22, was originally signed by Cleveland as a rookie free agent out of Vanderbilt on May 12, 2014. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, was placed on reserve/injured by Cleveland on Aug. 26, 2014. He was waived from reserve/injured Oct. 21. Krause had a career-year in 2013 for Vanderbilt, starting in 11 of 13 games and setting career highs with 42 receptions for 714 yards and three touchdowns. He finished his college career with 98 receptions for 1,197 yards and five touchdowns. Krause was also used as a punt returner in college, returning two punts for touchdowns as a junior in 2012.
10/24/14 - Jason Verrett, TCU, Chargers CB Jason Verrett left the game after aggravating his shoulder injury and didn't return.
10/24/14 - *Trai Turner, LSU, Panthers G Trai Turner is out of Sunday's game vs. the Seattle Seahawks with a knee injury.
10/24/14 - Corey Brown, Ohio St, Undrafted WR Corey Brown is out of Sunday's game vs. the Seattle Seahawks with a head injury.
10/24/14 - Bene Benwikere, San Jose St, Panthers CB Bene' Benwikere is out of Sunday's game vs. the Seattle Seahawks with an ankle injury.
10/24/14 - *Troy Niklas, Notre Dame, Cardinals TE Troy Niklas is out of Sunday's game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles with an ankle injury.
10/24/14 - Keith McGill, Utah, Raiders CB Keith McGill is out of Sunday's game vs. the Cleveland Browns with a groin injury.
10/24/14 - *Eric Ebron, N Carolina, Lions TE Eric Ebron is out for Sunday's game vs. the Atlanta Falcons with a hamstring injury.
10/23/14 - Branden Oliver, Buffalo, Undrafted RB Branden Oliver, who had successive 100-yard rushing performances heading into Thursday's game, was limited to 36 yards on 13 carries by the Denver defense. Part of the problem of was San Diego was playing from behind for much of the night, giving the Chargers fewer opportunities to run the ball.
10/23/14 - Craig Loston, LSU, Undrafted S Craig Loston (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
10/23/14 - Luke Bowanko, Virginia, Jaguars C Luke Bowanko (ankle) practiced in full Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
10/23/14 - Aaron Colvin, Okla, Jaguars CB Aaron Colvin, who was limited Wednesday, didn't practice Thursday as the Jaguars bring him along slowly from his ACL injury. He won't be activated to play Sunday.
10/23/14 - *Ryan Shazier, Ohio St, Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (MCL sprain) went through a full practice Thursday, his first since his knee was sprained in the third game. However, it remains unsure whether he will play and certainly will not return to the starting lineup Sunday. He was their first-round draft pick this year and first defensive player to start an opener in 13 years for them.
10/23/14 - Ethan Westbrooks, W Texas A&M, Undrafted DE Ethan Westbrooks, who was inactive for Sunday's game against Seattle because of a hand injury suffered the previous Monday night against the 49ers, fully participated in practice Wednesday and Thursday.
10/23/14 - Rashaun Allen, Southern, Undrafted TE Rashaun Allen was signed to the practice squad by the Seahawks Thursday (Oct. 23).
10/23/14 - Zach Mettenberger, LSU, Titans QB Zach Mettenberger was named the Titans' starter quarterback for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans at LP Field.
Jake Locker has missed the past two games with a thumb injury, and the naming of Mettenberger could signal the end of Locker's days as the Titans' No. 1 quarterback.
"We are going to go with Zach at QB this week," said Whisenhunt, who said the decision was made Tuesday. "We were still waiting to see where Jake's hand was going to be as far as whether he was going to be the backup or not depending on if he could do that. We feel good after two good days of practice with Jake that he can do that. So that's the order in which we're going to go from this point.
"Unfortunately that (news) got out before we had the opportunity to announce that, but that's the direction we're going. We feel like it's an opportunity to see what Zach can do just like a number of our younger players that have already started to contribute, and we're looking forward to seeing where we go from here."
Mettenberger was a sixth-round selection in this year's NFL Draft, but he had a strong preseason, completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 659 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 97.6.
Whisenhunt said the Titans plan to stick with Mettenberger, even when Locker gets healthy.
Mettenberger said it's his team now.
"No matter who that guy is at the quarterback position, it's his team," Mettenberger said. "I've got to step in and take control. I've done that this week, being vocal, making sure we're in the right calls, being on the same page. Absolutely, this is my team now."
Mettenberger has played in just one regular-season game, completing 2 of 5 passes for 17 yards and one interception.
This past week, he was the backup to Charlie Whitehurst, who started Sunday's game against Washington. Whitehurst was 17-for-26 for 160 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a 19-17 loss to the Redskins that dropped the Titan
10/23/14 - Antone Exum, Va Tech, Vikings S Antone Exum, one of the busier special teams players, sat out Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday because of an ankle injury.
10/23/14 - Jabari Price, N Carolina, Vikings CB Jabari Price was limited again in Thursday's practice because of a hamstring injury. He played one snap at corner and saw time on special teams a week ago.
10/23/14 - Kyle Fuller, Va Tech, Bears CB Kyle Fuller practiced on a limited basis Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice due to a hand fracture and hip pointer. His replacement would be Sherrick McManis, but Fuller's progress could mean he'll be able to play Sunday wearing a soft cast on his hand.
10/23/14 - Charles Sims, W Virginia, Bucs RB Charles Sims who is on reserve/injured; designated for return, began practicing Wednesday. The Buccaneers have 21 days to either activate him or keep him on reserve/injured for the remainder of the season.
10/23/14 - Aaron Colvin, Okla, Jaguars CB Aaron Colvin retured to practice Wednesday. The Jaguars have 21 days to either activate him or keep him on reserve/non-football injury for the remainder of the season.
10/23/14 - Nate Askew, Texas A&M, Undrafted LB Nate Askew was signed to the practice squad by the Titans Wednesday (Oct. 22).
10/23/14 - Shaquil Barrett, Colorado St, Undrafted LB Shaquil Barrett was signed to the practice squad by the Broncos Wednesday (Oct. 22).