First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Resume OTA’s


The big news around the NFL this morning centers around Adrian Peterson’s return, but amid the chaos the Tennessee Titans got back to work at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The workouts were closed to the public and the media was provided limited access. The injury problem in Music City is starting to rear it’s ugly head.

Titans lose Brandon Harris to torn ACL – Josh Alper Pro Football Talk

Titans cornerback Brandon Harris’s season is over before it even started.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean was the first to reportthat Harris tore his ACL during Tuesday organized team activity and others have confirmed the severity of Harris’s injury. Given the need for surgery and extended rehab that comes along with that injury, we’ll next see Harris in the 2016 offseason.

Harris was claimed off waivers by Tennessee before last season and played in sub packages and on special teams for the Titans in 2014. They re-signed him to a one-year deal this offseason and he was going to be in the mix for snaps behind Jason McCourty andPerrish Cox, but the team will now look to Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Coty Sensabaugh and 2014 fourth-rounder Marqueston Huff to fill their depth needs.

Injuries slowing two Titans rookies in OTAs John Glennon The Tennessean

Two Titans rookies – wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and running back David Cobb – are still battling to overcome hamstring injuries.

Green-Beckham, the team’s second-round draft pick, missed almost all of rookie camp and has missed almost all of the team’s five OTAs thus far.

"“Would I like to see him getting some more reps? Yeah, you always want that, especially when you get a guy where we (drafted) him, he could use this work,” Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Hopefully he’ll get out here maybe Thursday, and hopefully for sure by next week.”"

Mariota’s early returns give hope to Tennessee Titans – Jay Greeson Times Free Press

The weekend reviews of Marcus Mariota could not have been much better.

Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, was the top draft pick of the Tennessee Titans a little more than a month ago, and his early returns seem sharp.

Clicking through the first few offseason team activities, Mariota has caught the eyes of the guys he needs the most — his wide receivers. It’s also the group that was famously perplexed on draft day when the Titans made Mariota the No. 2 overall pick.

Mariota represents the single most important pick for this franchise at least since Vince Young, and more likely he is the most important player in Nashville since Steve McNair was in town.

QB coach on Marcus Mariota: ‘He’s been eating it up pretty quickly’ – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

Put it all in a flashing neon context frame: These are just organized team activities, there are no pads, there is no contact.

But Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota is looking more comfortable than I imagined he would at this stage. Last week I pointed to some tight throws that required anticipation. Tuesday I thought he threw some very nice balls on the move.

Quarterbacks coach John McNulty said Mariota’s ability to throw on the move comes from a very natural, easy athleticism.

Wes Welker wants to keep playing, New England Patriots not a realistic option – Joe Soriano NFLSpinZone

Had Welker done this interview with a show not based in Boston, then I wonder if the New England Patriots angle would have popped up. There’s no real interest here, and any player desperate for any sort of interest wouldn’t rule out signing with a team if asked. Welker will play for anyone, but nobody (not even the Tennessee Titans, who seem to love veteran players and reportedly showed significant interest back when Welker hit the free agent market in 2013) has come knocking.

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