The Titans continue training camp in a COVID affected world. Starting this Friday, rookies and early reporting players will be able to take the field with coaches to up the conditioning work. The veterans can join them on Monday to start Phase II and working into Organized Team Activities.
Mike Vrabel spoke to the Nashville media today on a Zoom call from Tennessee Titans headquarters. He shared some news and notes, and we got some other big PUP news straight from the team. Here’s the latest updates out of St. Thomas Sports Park…
Still Missing: Vic Beasley
Vrabel was pretty clear that outside linebacker Vic Beasley has still not reported. “He’s not here. Everybody else is,” Vrabel said on the call.
“He’s under contract. We expect him to be here. (I) have reached out but have not had much conversation with him. We still look forward to getting him in here and to coach him when he gets here.”
Vrabel also noted that when Beasley does show up, he’ll have to pass three COVID tests in the first five days of his return in addition to a physical before he can get on the field with his teammates.
Offseason Award Winners
The Titans held their annual offseason awards for hard work, attention to detail and improvement shown throughout the offseason workouts, which Vrabel noted had to be altered this year with most of the work coming via Zoom.
This year’s three winners, according to Vrabel, were quarterback Logan Woodside, receiver Rashard Davis, a player the Titans added to their practice squad last November and bumped up to the active roster following Kalif Raymond’s Week 16 concussion, and linebacker Rashaan Evans.
Interesting to note the varying roles of these players: two depth guys fighting for a job along with a starter/former first-round-pick. It’s hard to know how much this means in the grand scheme of training camp, but you have to think this gives Rashard Davis stronger consideration for the final roster projections, and I’d say Logan Woodside has a firm grip on the backup quarterback job right now.
Jayon Brown Returns
Linebacker Jayon Brown opened training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but the team announced today that Brown has passed a physical and been activated from PUP.
Corey Davis, however, remains on PUP as he continues to recover from an unknown injury.