The Titans want to see more than crisp route-running from rookie receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

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Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday the team needs to see better blocking out of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

Tennessee's second-round pick in 2015, Green-Beckham missed a third-quarter block in the team's 20-6 loss to the Houston Texans last week. Fellow receiver Kendall Wright was hit on the play and suffered a sprained MCL.

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"The one thing about (Green-Beckman) we are stressing to him, is at that size he ought to block better than he does,'' Mularkey said, per the team's official website. "He has to be more physical. He had a couple of opportunities (vs. the Texans) to make a difference in the run game, and I don't think he'd want to put that on tape again. We are on him about using that body and blowing up some people."

Green-Beckham, who played 36 snaps in the loss against Houston, said the emphasis on blocking is an adjustment from college, where he was primarily tasked with running routes. He figures to see an increase in playing time with Wright injured and said he understands what the coaching staff is looking for from him.

"We talked about using my size and getting in there and blocking, definitely getting in there and blocking a safety,'' Green-Beckham said. "Just making a statement, letting them know we're in here to fight, we're in here to compete. My job is to go out there and do my job."

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