Coach Mike Munchak says opening against Pittsburgh is a pretty exciting way to start the season. The best part of a 1-3 preseason is how healthy the Titans are now that the games count.
Munchak said Friday that linebackers Akeem Ayers and Zach Brown are expected to be ready for the opener Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh. They missed the final two preseason games, including Thursday night's 24-23 loss at Minnesota. Linebacker Colin McCarthy even played a couple series after missing three with a sore hamstring and led the Titans in tackles.
The Titans waived 10 players with 12 more left before Saturday's deadline for a 53-man roster. The toughest decisions will be how many linebackers and receivers to keep plus who to keep as a returner.
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