NASHVILLE — Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson is returning just in time for his team's AFC wild-card playoff game against the New England Patriots.
The Titans already were without cornerback Malcolm Butler, who broke his left wrist in a road loss to the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 3. Jackson had missed the past four games due to a foot injury that occurred in a road win against the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 1.
Jackson has practiced all week, though, and the Titans (9-7) listed him as available in their injury report for Saturday night's 8:15 p.m. game at New England (12-4), which will be televised by CBS.
"They wouldn't put me out there if I wasn't, so I'm good to go, ready to go and excited," Jackson said after Thursday's practice.
The 18th draft pick overall in 2017 out of Southern California started 10 of the 11 games he appeared in during the 2019 regular season. Without Jackson, the Titans started Tramaine Brock Sr. opposite Logan Ryan after claiming the veteran Brock off waivers.
The Titans will be without wide receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) for a fifth straight game, and receiver and returner Kalif Raymond, who missed last Sunday's regular-season finale against the Houston Texans with a concussion, is questionable. So is Dane Cruikshank (illness), a safety and special teams ace.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Raymond is still working through the concussion protocol and was limited at practice two straight days.
"That's the next step in getting out of the protocol," Vrabel said. "But it was good to see him back here. He cares a lot about his team. He's doing everything he can do. Again, it's just patience, but I know that Kalif embodies what we want as a player, both on the field and off in his mentality towards the team."
The best news might have come with Derrick Henry showing he was plenty healthy by returning last weekend after a one-game absence, and Thursday's practice was productive in another way.
With rain and possibly snow in the forecast Saturday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the Titans worked outside in the rain, with Vrabel calling the weather that hit Nashville good timing.
"Whatever happens," Vrabel said, "at least we had the opportunity to work through some of those conditions."