Five storylines to follow in Titans’ preseason opener

By John Glennon

    There’s nothing like that first NFL preseason game to … to do what, exactly?

    It certainly may whet the appetite of Titans fans for the start of the regular season, which begins Sept. 12 in Nissan Stadium against Arizona.

    But as for giving us a great read on what to expect down the line, Friday night’s contest in Atlanta probably won’t offer a great glimpse.

    It’s not out of the question that some significant Titans players get more snaps than we’re used to in the preseason opener since the NFL has switched to just three preseason contests – as opposed to four.

    But the threat of risking injury – along with the opportunity to determine spots on the bottom end of the roster – will still likely mean little or no work for starters. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday that Ryan Tannehill, for example, is not expected to play.

    Nevertheless, the game against the Falcons will be our first opportunity to form opinions on some key issues concerning the Titans moving forward.

    So here are five Titans storylines to follow during the preseason opener:

    Wide receiver battle -- It’s not often over the years that the Titans have had a large sampling . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: