The Tennessee Titans held their first of three mandatory minicamp sessions on Tuesday. The Titans will return to the practice field on Wednesday and Thursday for the final two days.
As far as we know, everyone reported as expected. Among those making their first appearance this offseason were running back Derrick Henry and defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, to name a few.
While Henry practiced fully, Simmons was in the opposite boat. He was not partake in practice but was spotted riding a stationary bike.
Also of note was the lack of practice participation from 2022 first-round pick and wide receiver Treylon Burks, who was also absent for the last open session during organized team activities. He rode a stationary bike as well.
Burks has had issues staying on the field this offseason as he battles asthma. Head coach Mike Vrabel wouldn’t say why he or Simmons were absent from practice on Tuesday. We know, shocking.
Those were just some of the biggest takeaways from Tuesday’s practice. Here are the rest.
Burks, Simmons among those not practicing
Linebacker Monty Rice, defensive lineman Denico Autry and cornerback Elijah Molden all left the practice field during team period and rode stationary bikes, and tight end Tommy Hudson did not practice at all, per ESPN’s Turron Davenport.
Players wearing non-contact jerseys
The King returns, among others
Chig Okonkwo the biggest standout
ESPN’s Turron Davenport: “Malik Willis had a nice play on 7 v 7 when he hit Josh Malone in the back of the end zone for a TD… Tannehill hit Chig Okonkwo in the corner of the end zone for a TD. Okonkwo ran it down and hauled it in… Logan Woodside hit Okonkwo also. Well placed pass on the seam route. ”
Randy Bullock FG results
Roger McCreary shines
Nate Davis looking lean
Davenport: “Nate Davis is noticeably more lean.”
Josh Malone finishes strong
Jim Wyatt of Titans Online: “Receiver Josh Malone had a nice finish to today’s session as well. Malone, who played at the University of Tennessee, made a sideline grab on a throw by Woodside early. Later, Tannehill connected with Malone for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone. Defenders disputed the catch, because cornerback Roger McCreary knocked the ball out late, but Coach Mike Vrabel signaled for a score. Woodside then found Malone open for another touchdown on the sideline on the last play of the period. ”
Bud Dupree looking good
Wyatt: “Dupree, decked out in red gloves, red cleats and with a red towel, looked good in his drills. Dupree also said he feels like he’s healthy. Dupree said he’s more confident with his knee, and what’s ahead. ”
Wyatt: “Defensive back AJ Moore, cornerback Buster Skrine and receiver Reggie Roberson Jr. all went inside early with a trainer. ”
Punt return work
Wyatt: “Mason Kinsey and Kyle Philips fielded punts in a special teams period.”
Malik Willis tosses a TD
Wyatt: “Willis ended his day with a sidearm touchdown completion to receiver Brandon Lewis, and short passes to Chestnut and Philips.”
Hassan Haskins flashing the hands
Wyatt: “Woodside connected with Haskins for a pair of completions in a 7-on-7 drill. Haskins has displayed nice hands this offseason. ”
Next open session is Wednesday
Wyatt: “The Titans will be back on the field for the second day of the minicamp on Wednesday, and that session is also open to reporters.”