NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Titans rookie receiver Lavelle Hawkins is wearing a walking boot on his left ankle, and coach Jeff Fisher said an MRI exam showed a sprain that likely will keep him out of Tennessee's third exhibition at Atlanta.
But the rookie says he's a fast healer and hopes to return quickly enough to play Friday night. Hawkins caught two passes for a team-high 70 yards in the Titans' 17-16 win over Oakland, including a 51-yard touchdown for his first in the NFL.
Cornerback Nick Harper missed Sunday's practice and has not worked out since suffering a concussion in the Titans' preseason opener.
Fisher says he thought Harper will practice Monday.
Linebacker Keith Bulluck sat out with a right calf, and Fisher says it was too early to know if Bulluck will play against Atlanta (0-2).
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