Game-time decision expected for McNair
On Friday, McNair worked with trainers inside, then did some tenuous five-step drops on the side, while making just a few throws. He showed a little bit of progress, but not enough for coach Jeff Fisher to declare it a major advance.
"I think he's been able to do that for a couple of days now. That's not a major step in the rehab," Fisher said. "He bounced back a couple of steps today. He didn't do anything full speed. He didn't even do anything half speed. He didn't put a lot of pressure on the leg. What he did today shows that he is slowly improving, but it wasn't a giant step by any means."
The main question is whether playing will put him at risk for further injury.
"We're not just talking about Monday night here. We've got a couple of games after that that are very important. We don't want to put him in a situation where he couldn't play later on in the year by playing him too early here," Fisher said.
The Titans will test McNair a few hours before kickoff to see whether he will be able to play. If he can't, fourth-year man Billy Volek would make his first career start.
Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press
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