Tye Hill was brought in during the offseason mostly because of his physical skills, but it's been that same body that has betrayed him so far in camp. Now, having returned to individual drills, Hill is on the precipice of doing what he came here to do: prove to the coaches that if they put him on the active roster he can add some veteran experience and a quick burst to the mix of young and younger CB prospects we have these days.
Damian Williams still isn't all the way healthy, and that's boding worse and worse for his chances at winning the return spot during this offseason. Boding even worse than that? According to the player's agent, the Titans have expressed an interest in LeRoy Vann, who was released by the 49ers on Monday. Vann was a stand-out at historically black college FAMU and when he left for the NLF in 2009, he did so as one of 5 players in NCAA history to collect 1,000 yards in both kick and punt returns. So yeah, get him in here Mikey. He definitely sounds like he's worth a look.
In related news, Williams is trying to be ready to go Wednesday when the Titans hold their next special teams practice, and at least yesterday he was able to participate in the warm-ups for the first time.
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Robert Johnson is a very intriguing, yet still raw, prospect at the safety position. The problem is there's already a numbers crunch at the safety spot between (assuming the staff continues to take Fuller out of the safety rotation) Griffin, Hope, Rolle, Schommer, Johnson and... Nickey. So, to try and secure his roster spot Johnson is putting a heavy emphasis on special teams in camp, especially as a gunner, which I take as a great sign. Perhaps if Johnson can make an impact there we can finally rid ourselves of the figurative yolk that is Donnie Nickey's uselessness.
You can't make a much worse impression at CB than Mouton and McCourty did last year, but by any measure the two young men seem to have taken their lumps and learned to grow from it. If only their position was so settled and uninteresting this offseason...
Lots of good tidbits in this Yahoo! Team Report, including thoughts on Jared Cook (not being handed the keys to the kingdom until he earns them), Kevin Mathews (still Bruce Mathews' son) and this gem:
Quote To Note:
"I think Curran got 53 for his height. He's 5-3, so that's why he picked the number. The 53 definitely makes him look shorter because we're so used to a taller version of 53. He's the only guy in the league who's got his height on his jersey."
LenDale White talks to Jeff Legwold, who was a Titans beat writer for years at The Tennessean, about joining his third team in just a few months. For his part, White sounds very excited to restart his career playing for his hometown team, the Denver Broncos.
Today is Madden Day 2010, and Joe Fortenbaugh of NFP is one of the lucky few who got an extended and early test drive with this year's version. The verdict? It's still about football!
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