NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Three days after making a highlight-reel leaping catch, Titans wide receiver Justin Gage still aches from head to toe.
"I just don't want to do anything that's going to make anything worse and try to be as healthy as possible come Friday and Saturday," Gage said after gingerly stepping into his pants.
Gage had a season-high 97 yards on four receptions Sunday, highlighted by his leaping grab between San Francisco's Dre Bly and Dashon Goldson to complete a 33-yard catch. The 6-foot-4 Gage leapt so high that his knees were about even with the defensive backs' shoulders when he grabbed the ball, then he came down hard on his left side.
"I can't say I've caught a ball in that position, maybe rebound a basketball or a dunk," Gage said. "(I) never fell from it. It's something I'm not used to."
"Definitely it was worth it," Gage said.
Cornerback Nick Harper took part in his first full practice since breaking his right forearm Oct. 11. Linebacker David Thornton (hip) was limited.
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