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Titans’ WR Julio Jones takes big step toward return vs. Bills

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones looks on track to return to the field for his team’s Week 6 matchup against the AFC-leading Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

Jones has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury.

Jones was a full participant in practice on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates — an encouraging sign. Of course, the extra day will only benefit the veteran wideout.

On Wednesday, video surfaced showing Jones taking reps on the practice field. The Titans are yet to release a full practice report and are not required to do so until about 4 p.m ET on Thursday, due to their Monday night kickoff, per TitansWire.

Jones has not practiced with the team since prior to the Titans’ Week 3 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. His hamstring began feeling “tight” during the Colts game, per head coach Mike Vrabel.

The Titans could use the boost to their passing attack, which has largely struggled this season — though offensive line issues have plenty to do with that.

The seven-time Pro Bowler has 12 receptions for 204 yards three games into his first season with the Titans.

In other positive news, Tennessee designated safety Amani Hooker to return from Injured Reserve and re-join the team at practice. Hooker will have three weeks to play in a game, otherwise the Titans will be forced to put him on IR for the remainder of the season.