Titans preseason: Standouts and duds from win over Buccaneers

Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Dez Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans
Dez Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports) /

Here are a few more Tennessee Titans studs

Chester Rogers, wide receiver

This young man continues to impress as a receiver (two snags for 22 yards) and as a returner. Sure, he had that long return called back, but he probably still would have broken that one for huge yardage had there not been a penalty.

Sam Ficken, kicker

Somewhere, Tucker McCann has to be feeling like he’s feeling better regardless of what the doctors are saying. McCann is said to have the stronger leg of the two Titans kickers, but Ficken really looked good, going 2-2, including a 58-yarder that he punched through at the end of the first half.

Dez Fitzpatrick, wide receiver

He seems to have gotten one foot out of the doghouse as Dez Fitzpatrick actually got on the field and saw a target in the first half of the second preseason game after getting no work in Tennessee’s first preseason game versus the Atlanta Falcons.

Still, with so many expectations at a position of need, you have to feel like the Titans coaches want to see more out of their fourth-round draft choice. They got that as the rookie from Louisville finished with two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. Things might be looking up after all.

Honorable mention: Elijah Molden led the team in tackles and had a sack. Nice job rookie! Wide receiver Mason Kinsey was a joy to watch too. He led all Titans receivers with six receptions and scored a touchdown.

Both quarterbacks, Logan Woodside and Matt Barkley played well too. The third preseason game should decide the backup quarterback battle.