10 questions facing Titans as they ready for return to play

By John Glennon

What promised to be one of the NFL's biggest early season showdowns now looks much less recognizable.

When the unbeaten Bills travel to Nissan Stadium for Sunday's game – assuming it's played – the unbeaten Titans will have a decidedly different appearance than the last time they took the field. The COVID-19 related absence of multiple Tennessee players and coaches means the Titans will have to patch and seal holes in the lineup before taking on one of the league's best teams.

But if the unusual circumstances have the Titans at a disadvantage, Titans coach Mike Vrabel wasn't about to wallow in self-pity when asked if he'd have enough players available by Sunday to field a competitive team.

“We're good,” said Vrabel, whose team hopes to return to practice Wednesday for the first time since Sept. 25 “We had 14 guys on the practice squad and some of those guys have played for us. Some of those guys haven't played for us and I know that they're excited, and I'm looking forward to seeing them play.”

Here are 10 questions facing the Titans as they ready for what they hope is a return to action:

What could keep the Titans from returning to the facility on Wednesday?

It appears that the most significant remaining step is receiving a third straight day of no positive . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: