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The Tennessee Titans have been without two of their more promising young players for much of the preseason. However, Jim Wyatt from the Tennessean reported on Monday that both Akeem Ayers and Kendall Wright will play in the season opener against the Pittsburg Steelers, according to Coach Munchak.
Munchak said Akeem Ayers and Kendall Wright a go for Sunday's game #Titans
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) September 2, 2013
Ayers and Wright's return come as welcome news to the team. The Titans have been dealing with some injuries to key players since early in camp. Now with the regular season about to get underway, Tennessee is getting healthy.
The team is expecting big things from Ayers this season. The young linebacker led the team in tackles with 110 and finished second in sacks with six in only his second year last season. Ayers is one of the few playmakers on the Tennessee defense. A group that was ranked 27th in the league in 2012, will be looking to improve drastically this season.With Ayers back from his ankle injury, the Titans should get some pressure on Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday.
Wyatt also reported that Wright looked good in practice on Monday after returning from a knee injury he suffered during the preseason. Wright will play behind starters Nate Washington and Kenny Britt this season, but the second-year receiver should play a major role on offense, regardless.
As a rookie, Wright led the team in receptions with 64, and also recorded 626 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Wright should improve upon his impressive rookie performance and become a real playmaker for the Titans working out of the slot in the offense's three-receiver sets.
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