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Jason McCourty's return will create nickelback question for Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We’ve seen Coty Sensabaugh (against Cleveland's Travis Benjamin) and Marqueston Huff (against Indianapolis' Phillip Dorsett) give up giant pass plays as they failed to track the ball well.

But the Tennessee Titans don’t think they’ve got a special level of coverage issues with their defensive backs.

Both Ken Whisenhunt and cornerback Jason McCourty have pointed out how league highlights are filled with great catches every week, made by receivers on defensive backs who are in good position.

"I think, if you watched the game (Sunday) night between Denver and Detroit, there were two or three plays where the guy was right there and the receivers made the catch," Whisenhunt said. "So it does happen in the league, you don’t want it to happen and you work to try to keep that from happening, but it did."

The Titans will have a better secondary on the field when they resume their season Oct. 11 against Buffalo, as McCourty will play for the first time this season.

"Just going through practice today, getting out there, making calls, covering guys with the starters, it's kind of exciting for me because I haven't done it in a while," McCourty said.

McCourty’s return creates some uncertainty for Coty Sensabaugh and Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

Sensabaugh has started in McCourty’s absence, opposite Perrish Cox. Wreh-Wilson has been coming on the field in nickel, with Sensabaugh moving inside.

Safety Daimion Stafford was the sixth defensive back in the team’s dime package on Sunday in the loss to the Colts.

I’d look for Sensabaugh to play the inside spot as the nickel, with Wreh-Wilson technically downshifting to the fourth cornerback spot.