Tennessee Titans make roster decisions on two perceived starters

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As time ran out on the final weekend before the Tennessee Titans begin training camp, decisions were finally made on two perceived starters. Just in case you missed the announcement, Tennessee has officially taken the route that many of us thought that they would take.

TennesseeTitans.com senior writer and editor Jim Wyatt announced via the team’s official website on Sunday, July 25th that the Titans would indeed place linebacker Bud Dupree on the team’s PUP (physically unable to perform list). Rookie cornerback and the 22nd-overall selection in the most recent NFL Draft, Caleb Farley, will begin 2021’s version of training camp on the NFI (non-football injury list).

The Tennessee Titans hope to get Farley and Dupree back soon.

Okay, let’s get some of you caught up. Farley’s been a bit of an injury concern for a while. After making a name for himself as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation, he committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies but as a wide receiver.

He missed the 2017 campaign with an ACL injury, and upon his return, he made the switch to cornerback which is where most of us got to know him. Prior to the most recent NFL Draft, he had back surgery, so there’s some concern, not only about him being ready for the preseason but also because there’s some concern that he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Dupree tore his ACL in Week 12 versus the Baltimore Ravens and was placed on the Pittsburgh Steelers IR (injured reserve) the day after the game. The hope is that he’ll be ready to go by the start of the regular season, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens on that front. In the meantime, again, these are two moves that shouldn’t surprise anyone that follows this team closely.