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Titans coach says DL Ropati Pitoitua broke hand against Falcons, should be ready for opener

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Titans defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua broke his left hand in a win at Atlanta, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says he expects him to be available for the season opener at Kansas City.

Whisenhunt said Sunday that he didn't know how Pitoitua broke his hand, though the lineman played through three quarters with the injury.

Pitoitua broke his right hand in the third preseason game last year, but played 16 games for Tennessee. He had 91 tackles and a career-high four sacks.

PHOTO: Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt speaks on the radio during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt speaks on the radio during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Whisenhunt was the offensive coordinator with San Diego last season when the Chargers played the Titans in the third game. Whisenhunt says he remembers thinking Pitoitua surprised him and was playing well.


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