It wasn’t the most entertaining practice of training camp, as the Tennessee Titans took to the field at Nissan Stadium for the first time this season on Saturday.
In fact, even the most diehard of fans would have trouble being entertained by things like the intentional safety drill on a backed up punt or the drill of having quarterbacks intentionally throwing the ball away out of bounds.
Nonetheless, it was situational work that Titans coach Mike Vrabel wanted his team to be prepared for when those situations come up in games.
Play of the day: There wasn’t a lot to choose from, but rookie wide receiver Deontay Burnett continues to impress. Burnett went up and made a juggling catch in a drill where the Titans offense was trying to score on the final play of the game from just outside the red zone. He caught the ball at the 1-yard line and was ruled down there. And true to the situational nature of the practice, Vrabel indicated that the play would be likely reviewed by the booth in the final two minutes, and pulled his team to the sideline for that situation.
Long shot of the day: While Burnett continues to make his case for a roster spot as a rookie, another undrafted receiver showed up on Saturday with two touchdown catches. Devin Ross caught a red zone TD each from Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert.
Back in: Linebackers Derrick Morgan and Jayon Brown and receiver Michael Campanaro were back in practice for the Titans.
Still out: A number of other players continue to miss time, including rookie first-round pick Rashaan Evans, rookie linebacker Sharif Finch, veteran linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive lineman Bennie Logan.
Just watching: Newcomers Kenny Vaccaro and Jason Thompson, both safeties, were both limited to individual work in their first day with the team.