We woke up to some great news on this beautiful Monday morning. The Tennessee Titans have activated first-round pick Caleb Farley from the team’s Non-Football Injury list. This means Farley passed a physical and is now eligible to return to practice. In fact, he’s already out there this morning.
This is great news for all involved. The Titans took a chance when they drafted Farley in the first round. It’s obviously way too early to say anything with much conviction, but getting Farley back on the practice field this quickly is a sign that the Titans had legitimate reasons to feel good about Farley medically.
Now it’s time for Farley to get back to playing football. Farley plays a position of extreme need on this roster despite the fact that the team’s cornerbacks are off to a decent start at camp. Jackrabbit Jenkins, Breon Borders, Elijah Molden and Chris Jackson have all made impressive plays throughout the first few practices. Second-year player Kristian Fulton is expected to see a bump in playing time. But getting Farley back is a huge boost for a new-look unit that’s looking to help the defense take a big step forward in 2021. Farley is expected to come in and take one of the starting spots at corner, and quite frankly, that’s something the Titans need him to do.
Also on Monday, offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo and running back Jeremy McNichols were activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list. Both players have passed physicals and are now eligible to return to practice. This gives the Titans some more depth at those positions. Sambrailo, who was the first man up at left tackle after Taylor Lewan tore his ACL last season, could see time at both left and right tackle throughout camp. If Sambrailo is impressive, he may even factor into the competition to start at right tackle. McNichols is a player that’s been here and knows the playbook well. He’s excellent in pass protection, an area of his game which allowed him to get on the field for the Titans last season. If the Titans keep three traditional running backs, he’ll battle with veteran Brian Hill for the right to that spot.