Colin McCarthy practiced in full

Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy, who missed the last three games with what he called a high-ankle sprain, said he’s on track to play against the Vikings on Sunday.

The second-year pro returned to limited practice on Wednesday and said he would be “good to go” barring a significant setback.

“It felt good out there,” McCarthy said. “I did individual (drills), did all the team periods, so we’ll see what progress there is tomorrow and see how it feels. But again, I’m just happy to be out there, to get the defense going and be ready for Sunday.”

Coach Mike Munchak said he expects McCarthy to see a lot of action against the Vikings. That’s good news for a unit that’s second-to-last in the NFL in total defense, last in first downs allowed and tied for second-to-last in turnover ratio.

“We haven’t been getting turnovers the way we usually get them. Third downs are key for us, too; we have to be able to get off the field,” said McCarthy, one of two defensive captains. “I’m the middle linebacker — I’ve got to get everybody lined up, and me not being there causes confusion. I think today with me being out there, guys felt more comfortableicon1, happy to have me back.

“I’m happy to be back, just preparing and getting ready for Sunday.”

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