Well, it had to come at some point. After an offseason where it feels like the Tennessee Titans have been hitting the lottery over and over again, here’s a minor setback.
After making a move that some considered a gamble (taking a cornerback prospect who hadn’t played the position long, who sat out of the 2020 college football season, and had a medical procedure that came shortly before the draft), the Titans have a bit of bad news to report.
Tennessee Titans rookie Caleb Farley may not be cleared for the start of camp.
This one falls under the category of both minor setbacks and bad news that may not come as a surprise. According to TennesseeTitans.com Senior Writer Jim Wyatt, rookie Caleb Farley may not be medically cleared for on-field action at the beginning of training camp.
While that isn’t earth-shattering, the more pressing concern is Tennessee would like to take every precaution to ensure that he’s on the field for Week 1 of the regular season. If he isn’t ready for the beginning of training camp, which in the Titans case begins on July 27th, that could be the next target date.
Here’s some of what Wyatt said on the subject:
"Caleb Farley will be among many new faces. When will he be out there? Right now, it’s unclear. I don’t expect him to be out there for Day One of training camp. I do expect him to be out there at some point in camp, however. It just depends on how his rehab continues to go. I hear he’s making good progress."
Farley appeared in 23 games over the course of two seasons as a member of the Virginia Tech Hokies. He tallied 56 total tackles, six interceptions, and 19 pass breakups over that span. As mentioned he sat out of the 2020 college football season, so it would stand to reason that Tennessee would want to get him on the field and up to speed as soon as possible.
After all, Tennessee begins the regular season with games versus the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and Indianapolis Colts. In other words, that could mean Farley would be matched up against DeAndre Hopkins, D.K. Metcalf, and T.Y Hilton in consecutive weeks. How’s that for a welcome to the NFL?
There are a few NFL veterans that would lose some sleep knowing that. One might imagine that could be a tough ask of a rookie making his first three starts in the NFL after undergoing back surgery in March. Keep your fingers crossed if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan. This should be something to monitor as we approach and move through training camp.