JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles’ 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Thursday night.

The Jaguars (4-6) won consecutive games for the first time in more than two years and gained ground in the muddled AFC South.

The Titans (2-8) lost for the eighth time in nine games and spoiled interim coach Mike Mularkey’s return to Jacksonville. Mularkey was fired after one season with the Jaguars, a 2-14 campaign in 2012.

For much of the night it looked as if Mularkey would celebrate a rare win in Jacksonville.

But Greene, a rookie who missed the last seven games while recovering from a torn ligament in his left thumb, weaved his way down the near sideline before finally getting tackled at the 5.

Bortles, who was 21-for-30 passing for 242 yards, hooked up with Thomas on the next play, putting Jacksonville ahead 16-13.

JETS: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against Houston on Sunday, barring any setbacks with his surgically repaired left thumb.

Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that Fitzpatrick fully participated in practice after sitting out drills Wednesday.

Fitzpatrick was injured at Oakland on Nov. 1 when he was hit by the Raiders’ Charles Woodson. He left that game, but played through the injury the next two games with his thumb on his non-throwing hand in a brace and covered by a glove.

He opted to have surgery to repair a torn ligament last Friday. Waiting until the end of the season for surgery could have led to a more complicated procedure.

TEXANS: Houston claimed quarterback Brandon Weeden off waivers with Brian Hoyer questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets because of a concussion sustained during Monday night’s game.

Weeden was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday when Tony Romo returned from injury. Weeden started three games this season, and had two touchdowns and two interceptions.

With Hoyer’s status in question after suffering a concussion on Monday night, the Texans were left with just one healthy quarterback on their roster in T.J. Yates.

EAGLES: Philadelphia could be without three key offensive players when the Eagles host Tampa Bay on Sunday in a game critical to their chances in the NFC East.

Quarterback Sam Bradford, running back Ryan Mathews and left tackle Jason Peters all missed practice Thursday, making it tenuous at best that they will play against the Bucs.

A win would move the Eagles to 5-5 and into a first-place tie with the Giants in the division.

RAIDERS: Pennsylvania authorities say Oakland linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong did not act maliciously when he confronted a police dog just before the start of a Nov. 8 game in Pittsburgh.

Investigators had been trying to determine whether the player’s conduct constituted taunting of a police dog, a third-degree felony.

The sheriff’s office has said the player lifted his shirt, beat his chest and barked at the explosive detection dog before telling a deputy to release the animal, which she did not.

Pittsburgh news outlets identified the player as Armstrong. He and the Raiders declined comment.

The sheriff and prosecutor have agreed the player’s behavior was not a malicious act but created an unnecessary security risk.

The dog had to be taken out of service after the incident. The district attorney plans to talk with authorities in California to determine the best response.

CARDINALS: Offensive lineman Mike Iupati practiced on a limited basis, returning to workouts just four days after he was taken off the field in Seattle in an ambulance.

Iupati called the episode “scary” but said he should be able to play Sunday against Cincinnati.

Iupati said he was scared when both arms went numb after a violent collision with the Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor during Arizona’s 39-32 victory.

He said the feeling returned to both arms while he was lying on the turf but he understands the precaution medical personnel had to take.