Titans expecting Ahmard Hall to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans fullback Ahmard Hall has missed a second practice due to back spasms and will go through some tests, but coach Mike Munchak says Hall should be able to play against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Munchak said Friday they're happy with Hall's progress from Thursday to Friday and are just being cautious. They expect to put him through some work Saturday.

Defensive end Dave Ball (Achilles) returned to practice after sitting out Thursday and is probable. Safety Michael Griffin (hip) practiced for the second straight day and also is probable.

Linebacker Colin McCarthy (hamstring) and tight end Craig Stevens (ribs) practiced all week but are questionable for Sunday's game. Safety Chris Hope (forearm) remains out but is expected to return to practice next week.