The Facts: Burkhead, who returned to practice last week on a limited basis, is still heavily favoring his injured left knee.
Diehards Line: Burkhead missed the final two games of the regular season after suffering the injury against the Steelers. If he is available Saturday against the Titans, Herald staffer Jeff Howe reports it appears he’ll be limited, barring a rapid turnaround in the coming days. Burkhead had a brace on his left knee and couldn’t complete most of his stretches that pertained to the left leg. He favored the knee while lunging to that side and also couldn’t pull back his left foot while stretching his quad. This doesn’t necessarily mean Burkhead won’t be able to play or that he can’t be effective with treatment prior to the game, but it's worth noting. ... In addition, RB Mike Gillislee (knee) remained absent and hasn’t practiced since the Week 16 injury.