Hey all. I forgot to put the training camp schedule up after it was released a few days ago. Camp starts on July 31 and wraps on Aug. 26. The Hall of Fame exhibition against the Buffalo Bills is Aug. 9. Here is the detailed schedule for the first week of practice, via Tennessean.com.
Friday, July 31. 3:30 p.m. Practice
Saturday, Aug. 1. 3:30 p.m. Practice
Sunday, Aug. 2. 3:30 p.m. Practice
Monday, Aug. 3. 8:15 a.m. Special Teams Practice — open to media/no fans; 3:30 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, Aug. 4. 8:30 a.m. Practice 7:30 p.m. Practice (at LP Field) — open to media/no fans
Wednesday, Aug. 5. No availability
Thursday, Aug. 6. 8:15 a.m. Special Teams Practice — open to media/no fans; 3:30 p.m. Practice
Friday, Aug. 7. 4 p.m. Practice
Saturday, Aug. 8. No Practice
Sunday, Aug. 9: Hall of Fame Game vs. Bills
Another Titans rookie agrees to a deal with the team in TE Jared Cook. Cook, a third round pick out of the University of South Carolina, has probably been the most impressive rookie thus far in OTA’s. He is a physical specimen that has the ability to create havoc in the passing game given the mismatches he should create. It is a four-year deal with a $700,00 signing bonus.
That leaves only Marks and Britt left to get under contract before camp.
LB David Thornton talks Titans on ESPN’s First Take
Not sure if any of you have seen this, but there is a new Miller Lite commercial that features Mike Keith’s classic radio call of the Music City Miracle. I couldn’t find a video of the advertisement on the interweb anywhere, but you can watch it on Miller Lite’s website by clicking here. Once you get there you should see one entitled, Music City Miracle. There’s not a whole lot to it, but watching a beer being poured to Keith yelling “There are NO FLAGS ON THE FIELD!” is pretty hot, I must admit.
I don’t want to leave out the fact that the Nashville Predators have re-signed forwards Steve Sulivan and Joel Ward. Both recieved very friendly contracts and will be expected to help fill out the first two lines of offense. The Preds still have plenty of holes (who in the hell else is gonna score goals?), but the signings of these two fan favorites should go a long way in keeping the top lines much more consitent this year.
Also, wanted to mention the fact that my Bravos just finished a sweep of the Phillies at Turner Field on Thursday. After a few rough (and long) stretches during May and June, the offense seems to have woken up and is now actually giving a pretty solid pitching staff (currently ranked 4th in MLB) some run support. And thank the Lord for Tommy Hanson. They are now only two games back in the division. Eat that Utley…
And since we’re discussing local/regional sports franchises… there is this. Holy crap, can you imagine how many more butts that would put in seats? He’s always been one of my favorite players (regardless of what he has become in recent years) and even though I know that it’s probably not a good move for a team in the midst of a serious youth movement, selfishly, I would still love to see it. I know I’d sure make the trip to see “The Answer”.
That’s it. That’s all I got for ya’ today. I hope everyone has a lovely Fourth of July weekend (the second greatest holiday on the calendar) filled with family, friends, good food, fireworks and umm… I know I’m forgetting something.
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