Several Titans miss practice, Mettenberger, McCluster sick

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Pro Football Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – With a very short turnaround between preseason games, a handful of Titans got a break from practice Tuesday.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt also kept backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger and running back Dexter McCluster away from the team to prevent any illness from spreading to the other players.

A total of 12 Titans did not practice Tuesday. Kicker Ryan Succop’s wife gave birth to a son earlier in the day, and right guard Chance Warmack had an ingrown toenail on each foot removed.

Whisenhunt says Mettenberger was sick with what is believed to be food poisoning, while McCluster has a virus. The Titans beat St. Louis 27-14 on Sunday night and visit Kansas City on Friday night.

The coach says the tight turnaround means they can’t afford other Titans being contaminated.

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