For the Tennessee Titans and their fans, each passing moment brings us one step closer to training camp and the dawn of a new season. This was a team that needed help at several key positions and got it. They were also intent on getting healthy and improving their defense. Checkmarks can be placed in those boxes as well.
Though there’s quite a buzz forming, there are also reasons to be concerned. We’ve discussed injuries so long that our heads have started spinning, but there’s some good news as we inch closer to the Titans camp. Let’s key in on a few starters and see how they’re feeling.
Here are a few Tennessee Titans injury updates as we near training camp.
Okay, here’s a recap, most of which you’re probably already familiar with. There hasn’t been any indication about whether or not Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Kristian Fulton, Rodger Saffold, and Jayon Brown will be sitting out of the start of training camp, but none of those guys finished minicamp.
Rookie cornerback Caleb Farley and Ty Sambrailo have yet to practice this offseason, and no one knows if they’ll be on the field at the end of July. The hope is, however, that all of these guys are ready to go on day one of the regular season when the Tennessee Titans welcome the Arizona Cardinals.
According to Tennessee Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky’s website, star wide receiver A.J. Brown will be a full go when he and his teammates are scheduled to be on the field on Wednesday, July 28th for the start of camp. He was still rehabbing from postseason procedures that he had done on both of his knees that forced him to miss valuable on-field time during OTAs and minicamp.
Taylor Lewan, as you know, has been battling his way back from a torn ACL he suffered on October 18th. He missed all but five games in 2020, but according to Kuharsky and a few other credible sources, both he and star acquisition Julio Jones, who missed seven games last season (including the final four), should be ready to go when the whistle is blown for the first Titans practice session.
Bud Dupree is another story. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but he figures to begin training camp on Tennessee’s PUP also known as their physically unable to perform list. Things are getting really interesting around Baptist Sports Park.