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Moss comfortable with Titans so far

NASHVILLE — Randy Moss says he's enjoying his time with the Titans about two weeks into his tenure with his third team this season.

Moss spoke Friday after practice, a day after declining to talk to the media. He said the Titans had a great personality before he showed up — one of being loose and having fun while knowing when it's time to work, and win.

"I think these guys really understand that in this locker room," Moss said. "I think it's good to have fun, because if you don't have fun, this game won't last long to you. I've been able to survive 13 years with having fun, cutting up, making guys laugh and them making me laugh. So it goes hand in hand."

The Titans claimed Moss off waivers Nov. 3, and he made his debut last week in a 29-17 loss to Miami where he caught one of four passes thrown to him. The receiver makes his home debut Sunday against the Redskins.

"I'm feeling comfortable here and trying to learn the offense, knowing where to line up. I still have a little problem here and there," Moss said.

BILLS: Starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who injured a hamstring Wednesday, returned to practice after missing a day.

EAGLES: Defensive end Juqua Parker (hip) returned to practice after missing two days and hopes to play his 96th straight game, the third-longest active streak among defensive linemen.

JETS: Receiver Jerricho Cotchery (groin tear) was ruled out Sunday against Houston. Receiver Patrick Turner was brought up from the practice squad.

RAIDERS: The club became the final team to vote to give the NFL Players Association the option of decertifying if there is a lockout next year. … Tight end Zach Miller said he will play Sunday against Pittsburgh despite an injured foot.

RAVENS: Guard Chris Chester was hospitalized with a skin infection and didn't practice.

REDSKINS: Running back Clinton Portis is set to return after missing five games with a torn left groin.

STEELERS: Safety Troy Polamalu returned to practice after sitting out two days with an Achilles' tendon injury. Brett Keisel (hamstring), who has missed nearly all of four games, also returned.

TEXANS: The Houston Chronicle reported that running back Arian Foster was in Los Angeles after a death in his family and that he was excused from practice. He is expected to play Sunday.

VIKINGS: Coach Brad Childress said that if receiver Sidney Rice is not activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list for Sunday's game against Green Bay, he will likely be placed on injured reserve. Rice, who still hasn't played three months after hip surgery, declined several requests for comment after practice, but he had told an ESPN reporter that he plans to play. Rice has practiced for two weeks; he must be made active by Wednesday to be eligible in 2010. … Running backs coach Eric Bieniemy is an early candidate for the coaching job at Colorado, his alma mater, Childress said. Bieniemy also serves as Minnesota's assistant head coach for offense.

BLACKOUTS: The Jaguars and Chargers sold enough tickets to avoid having their home games blacked out on TV this weekend.

FINES: The league fined Titans offensive tackle David Stewart $20,000 for unnecessary roughness; the large amount was partly because he's a repeat offender. Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley was docked $12,500 for roughing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

JURISPRUDENCE: A marketing agent with ties to the Saints was sentenced to eight months in prison for conspiring to scalp Super Bowl tickets and hawking fake "game-worn" jerseys. Mike Ornstein pleaded guilty in June to scalping conspiracy and selling jerseys with the false claim that NFL players had worn them in games. Ornstein, sentenced in federal court in Cleveland, is a former marketing agent for Reggie Bush.

Moss comfortable with Titans so far 11/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 19, 2010 10:09pm]
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