Griffin wants to keep streak alive

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    Titans safety Michael Griffin hasn’t missed a single game in his seven-year NFL career, playing in 103 straight to this point.

    He has no intention of breaking that streak this Sunday, but his status for St. Louis remains uncertain due to a right quad injury he suffered in the Titans’ last game – Oct. 20 against San Francisco.

    Griffin didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but did do some conditioning work on Thursday.

    “I did some running today and we’ll just see how it feels on Friday – if it’s sore,” Griffin said. “If it’s not, we’ll try to push it a little bit more. Then you’ve still got Saturday and you’ve still got Sunday to warm up before the actual (team) warm-up to see where it is.”

    If Griffin isn’t able to play, the Titans would most likely move back-up strong safety George Wilson into his role, since he has some familiarity with the free-safety spot.

    “I’m comfortable enough to go out there with confidence and expect to make some plays,” Wilson said. “I just want to protect my corners over the top and not allow big plays to be made on our defense.

    “This defense forces us to know what the other safety’s job is and also to know all the other different techniques that safeties are asked to play in this defense. It allows us to have some flexibility and move guys around.”

    Other replacement options for the Titans – though far less likely — would be to start recently signed free safety Corey Lynch, or to move Alterraun Verner over from cornerback, where he’s excelled this year.

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