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S Jackson, LB Watson return to practice; DE Bennett iffy

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Safety Tanard Jackson, who missed Sunday's game at Green Bay and has been plagued by a hamstring strain since Oct. 23, returned to practice Wednesday and is expected to start against the Tennessee Titans.

Jackson, who missed 56 weeks of football serving a suspension from the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy, was injured returning an interception against the Bears in London. He played poorly in a loss to the Texans and was inactive Sunday against the Packers.

Watson has been battling a groin injury but participated in practice Wednesday.  DE Michael Bennett, who has been fighting through a groin injury of his own, was forced to leave Sunday's game at Green Bay and did not practice Wednesday. He could be replaced in the starting lineup at left defensive end by rookie Da' Quan Bowers.

"We have to see about Mike (Bennett),'' coach Raheem Morris said Wednesday. "He'll be day-to-day. We'll have to see what's going on by the end of the week. Tanard went out there and did mostly everything today. He participated in everything. I watched him go out and run around and I'm feeling really good about that one.''

     

 

  

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:15pm]

    

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