Dozens of Tennessee Titans players are attempting to win an NFL roster spot. From late July through August, these players want to prove that they belong on the highest level of American professional football. Preseason games are the ultimate opportunity to showcase in-game talents. One game—one quarter—one play can shift the coaches’ decisions from “roster cut” to “practice squad” to “53-man roster” or even “active game-day roster.”
One of those games happened on Aug. 8. For the most part, fringe roster players made little-to-no statement on why they belonged on the Week 1 roster. Assuming they’re not cut before the final preseason game, those players have three more preseason games and the rest of training camp to prove their value.
Let’s take a look at some of the main headlines that came from the top training camp battles. While nobody made any significant strides, there were some interesting observations in respect to starters and playing time.