Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown leave practice early; more updates

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Delanie Walker
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Delanie Walker /

Latest news and notes from Tennessee Titans training camp.

Football is finally back and the Tennessee Titans have started training camp.

With news, let’s get right to the highlights.

A.J. Brown leaves with injury

There is a time for deep breaths and a time for panic. Right now it is the time to take a deep breath and relax, but this is steadily climbing up to be a real concern.

Rookie WR A.J. Brown left training camp in the middle of practice after a lower body injury. I won’t speculate on the injury now, but Titans fans are familiar with the history that rookie receivers have in Nashville and that injuries seem like a plague.

Now, even if he misses a few practices the good news is that doesn’t necessarily mean that the injury is serious, just that cautious head coach Mike Vrabel is taking it easy with him.

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This is something to monitor closely.

Derrick Henry and Rodger Saffold also have limited days.

Brown wasn’t the only player to not practice a full day today.

Henry left practice and didn’t return with an unspecified injury. I don’t think this is as big of a deal as Brown, but like I said with Brown until I know the specific injury it is hard to say.

Saffold didn’t have a full day, but that was basically the perks of being a big veteran signing. It was implied that Saffold would be eased in and rested during camp.


Moving on…

Offensive line makeup

One of the biggest question marks of camp was the starting line up on the offensive line, and that was before the Taylor Lewan suspension. With interest ramped up, the starting offensive line seems to look like this heading into Week 1 based on today’s snaps.

So Kelly and Conklin on the outside with the inside already a known commodity based off OTAs: Saffold, Ben Jones and Kevin Pamphile.

Backup offensive linemen of note is Taylor Lewan at LT2 and Jamil Douglas as LG2.

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It is interesting that Corey Levin wasn’t the first man in at LG considering he can play any of the three interior slots, but I think that he is in an underrated position battle with Ben Jones and they want to see him as much at center as they can.

Delanie Walker does well

According to everyone there, Walker did a great job at camp and looked like his old self. For a camp that needed some good news, the healthy of Walker and the confidence of Conklin (more on this later) were both huge developments today.

If Walker returns to form and becomes the Pro Bowl tight end he has always been, that would be a huge help in the passing game, but it would also take pressure off of the tackles.

Walker gives Tennessee someone who can chip at the LOS and if you don’t respect him as a receiver he will destroy you. All positive vibes coming from Walker so far.