Titans looking to get RB Sankey more work in season finale

Bishop Sankey played 30 snaps at running back for the Titans in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

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After getting the bulk of the snaps in Sunday’s 34-6 loss to the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey is in line for more work in the team’s Week 17 season finale.

Sankey led all Tennessee running backs with 30 snaps on Sunday. The 2014 second-round pick finished with two carries for 11 yards and caught three passes for 43 yards.

Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey said Sankey will see more action this week against the Indianapolis Colts.

Via Tennessee’s official website:

“He did some good things for us, especially with the ball in his hands there at the end,’’ Mularkey said. “He’ll get more time, hopefully at least that many snaps.”

Sankey’s late-season involvement is a departure from early in the season when the 23-year-old was inactive for three games and had just five carries over a 10-game span.

The first running back taken in 2014, Sankey said he’s been working to get back on the field and intends to capitalize on this latest opportunity.

“I feel like at times I lost faith in the coaches here, and I have been trying to do everything I can to gain it back,’’ Sankey said. “Since then I have been doing everything I can to try and gain it back and try and make a statement when I am out there on the field.

“It hasn’t hurt my confidence. I know I am a good player, a good running back, and I just have to keep working and maintain the same approach each day and try and earn the trust back of the coaches.”

In 12 games this season, Sankey has 43 carries for 177 yards and a touchdown. He’s also caught 14 passes for 139 yards and a score.

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