Titans, Wycheck hopeful tight end might play against Jacksonville

Updated: October 22, 2003, 8:00 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee tight end Frank Wycheck is improving from his latest concussion and might be able to play Sunday for the first time since the season opener.

"I feel confident that I turned the corner on this thing, and it's just a matter of when you go out there and test it and see where you're at," Wycheck said Wednesday.

Wycheck has been out since suffering a concussion in Tennessee's victory over Oakland, his second concussion in less than a month. He took part in practice Wednesday and even had some contact with linebacker Rocky Boiman.

The Titans (5-2) have a bye Nov. 2, and it would seem to make sense for Wycheck to rest another week instead of trying to return against Jacksonville.

But Wycheck, who remains listed as questionable, would like to get in on a handful of plays.

Cornerback Samari Rolle remains out for Sunday's game because of the left elbow he separated and cracked on Oct. 5, but he has been running the last couple days.

"He's improving," coach Jeff Fisher said. "He was tempted to get in the one-on-one drills today, which was good to see."

Safety Tank Williams did not practice because of a strained groin muscle, and Fisher said he should return Thursday. Rookie safety Donnie Nickey was listed out for Sunday's game, and he wore a walking boot on his right foot because of plantar fasciitis.

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