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Titans seventh-round pick Tre McBride explained that he is working as Kendall Wright's backup at OTAs.

Like Wright, McBride is practicing at "F" (slot) and "Z" (flanker) in Ken Whisenhunt's offense. McBride is well built at 6-foot, 210, but the Titans' decision to place him at Wright's position suggests the coaching staff views McBride as a possession-type receiver. Once Dorial Green-Beckham's hamstring gets healthy, he will begin pushing Justin Hunter at the "X" (split end) spot.
Jun 3 - 2:29 PM

Titans QBs coach John McNulty said the offense would like to operate out of the shotgun formation "50 or 60 percent" of the time this season.

Just as GM Ruston Webster said after selecting Marcus Mariota, the Titans are adapting their scheme to fit their new quarterback. Tennessee was actually sixth in the league last season in percentage of shotgun plays. By all accounts, Mariota is looking more comfortable under center by the day, but it's good to hear coach Ken Whisenhunt is tailoring his scheme to benefit the young passer.
Jun 3 - 9:45 AM

Titans CB Brandon Harris suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's OTAs session, and will miss the 2015 season.

He also has a torn meniscus. Re-signed in March, Harris played just 112 snaps on defense last season. The No. 60 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Harris turned 25 in January. Provided he's healthy, he'll compete for someone's final roster spot in 2016.
Jun 2 - 5:19 PM

Dorial Green-Beckham (hamstring) remains sidelined from Titans OTAs.

The No. 40 overall pick has been on the shelf since rookie minicamp. He's supposedly nearing a return, but the Titans have little reason to push DGB and risk a setback. Green-Beckham has unique physical skills, but hasn't played a live game in well over a year. With the Titans breaking in a rookie quarterback, DGB will be hard pressed to make a 2015 impact.
Jun 2 - 1:58 PM

Titans signed TE Phillip Supernaw and waived DT Lucas Vincent.

Supernaw has played for the Texans, Chiefs and Ravens since breaking into the league as a UDFA in 2012 out of Ouachita Baptist. He's a poor bet to stick with Anthony Fasano and Taylor Thompson already behind Delanie Walker.
Jun 2 - 11:10 AM

Titans signed second-round WR Dorial Green-Beckham to a four-year contract.

The No. 40 overall pick, DGB arrives in the NFL boasting 4.49 speed to go along with his imposing 6-foot-5, 237-pound frame. Off-the-field issues have kept him out of games since 2013, however, while he remains raw as a route runner. Green-Beckham didn't always play up to his size at Mizzou. He's an upside prospect for a team remaking its offense, but one with considerable downside, as well.
Jun 1 - 3:00 PM

According to ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky, Bishop Sankey has been working a "great deal" on taking the "right course" before and after handoffs.

"Just being in the right place, taking the right courses — those things will help," coach Ken Whisenhunt said. He's not wrong, but it's alarming this is something Sankey is still working on as a 22-year-old running back. Infamously, Sankey's footwork was also lacking as a rookie. Sankey was the first running back off the board in 2014, but apparently still doesn't have his fundamentals in order. Fifth-rounder David Cobb is a big-time threat to Sankey's No. 1 status.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 1 - 2:54 PM

When asked about Justin Hunter, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, "At some point, you either get it or you won't be in this league anymore. That's the natural order of the NFL."

The Titans continue to try to wake Hunter up from his career-long doldrums. Last year, they outfitted him in a practice jersey that said JAG (just a guy) on the back -- even though he's 6-foot-4 with 4.4 speed and serious leaping ability. That didn't work and we doubt Whiz's comments will light a fire under Hunter either. After performing as one of the league's worst wideouts last year, Hunter will enter camp behind rookie Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas.
Jun 1 - 8:14 AM

Hakeem Nicks believes he can still be one of the best receivers in the NFL.

"I feel like where I am at in my career — I just turned 27 — I feel like I still have a lot in my tank," Nicks said. "I wanted to go somewhere and prove I can still be a No. 1 receiver and be the guy I was in the past, statistically and being a guy that likes to make plays and be on the field consistently." We feel for Nicks — he was legitimately great in 2010-11 — but lower-body injuries have robbed him of his explosion. Tennessee, with a rookie quarterback and crowded receiver corps, is an unlikely place to get his career back on track.
May 28 - 9:00 PM

Titans NT Sammie Lee Hill is only dealing with a knee sprain.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Hill won't require surgery. Hill could be shut down for the remainder of OTAs, but isn't in danger of missing training camp.
May 27 - 6:48 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes Bishop Sankey adding weight will help him in pass protection and as a finisher of runs.

The Titans want Sankey at 215-220 pounds this year, after he played at 209 as a rookie and averaged 3.74 yards per carry. "I just feel like as far as having some thump in the A-gap when he has protection or being able to get extra yards on a carry, I think that can help him," Whisenhunt explained. In our experience, weight gains at running back rarely improve performance.
May 27 - 3:55 PM

Dorial Green-Beckham wants to play at 225 pounds this season.

He wants to shed 12 pounds off his current 237-pound frame. By getting leaner, Green-Beckham is hoping to improve his speed on the outside. The 22-year-old already ran a solid 4.49 40 at the Combine this winter. Green-Beckham, Hakeem Nicks, Justin Hunter, and Harry Douglas will vie for snaps behind Kendall Wright in the first year of Tennessee's Marcus Mariota experiment.
May 27 - 2:49 PM

The Titans want Bishop Sankey to put on additional weight.

Sankey tipped the scales at 209 at the Combine last year. The Titans want him to bulk up to 215-220 to be able to handle the rigors of the NFL. They also want Sankey to better understand the offense. We don't like weight gain with running backs, as it often makes them slower. Coming off a down rookie season and with the addition of David Cobb, it's difficult to have a rosy outlook for Sankey.
May 27 - 2:15 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said second-year DL DaQuan Jones is a starter for the Titans.

Jones was the 112th pick in last year's draft and played 143 snaps, starting the Week 17 finale. He played some end and nose tackle in DC Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme. Jones currently projects to the end spot opposite Pro Bowl DE Jurrell Casey, though nose tackle could also be up for grabs on a weak line.
May 27 - 2:03 PM

Dorial Green-Beckham has been dealing with a hamstring injury.

Green-Beckham strained his hamstring in rookie minicamp, and aggravated the injury on Tuesday. It's obviously not a major concern, but a reminder that DGB hasn't played live football in well over a year. Green-Beckham has considerable upside, but is also considerably raw.
May 26 - 3:49 PM


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