Tennessee Titans Daily Links: It's Damian Williams Time Edition

Tennessee_titans_30x21For the past few weeks we've all been concerned that Gage's solid camp would lead to yet another year of a mediocre-at-best veteran holding back another talented young guy in Damian Williams. Luckily, Glennon tells us that Williams has gotten a noticeable uptick in first-team reps lately, and Williams is quickly picking up the new offense. He won't get those first team reps when Kenny Britt is able to practice again, but the fact that Williams is ahead of Gage is a great sign that we'll get to see a lot of packages that include a deadly array of playmakers on the field at once: Cook, Britt, Washington, Williams and CJ.

Tennessee_titans_30x21Kenny Britt has been ruled out for a third preseason game, this time with a quad injury that is compounded by lingering concerns over his hamstring.

Tennessee_titans_30x21Any talk of trading Chris Johnson is just idle speculation akin to predicting who will win the presidency based on an Iowa straw poll 16 months before Election Day.

Tennessee_titans_30x21Myron Rolle is doing everything he can to make the final roster, but right now he's doing it with one eye on the Weather Channel as hurricane Irene tears through his family's home in Nassau, Bahamas.

Tennessee_titans_30x21These Scouts Inc. positional rankings are mostly asinine, but the defensive rankings are a little more on point than the offensive ones were.

Tennessee_titans_30x21If the Titans were secretly hoping Chris Hope would struggle this preseason so they could cut him and save big against the cap, they'll have to abandon that plan. Hope has impressed the coaching staff to the point that, despite the improved depth of the safety group, there's almost zero doubt that Hope will be the starting SS against the Jaguars.

Tennessee_titans_30x21Terry McCormick takes a look at what to expect next in the negotiations between CJ and the Titans.

Tennessee_titans_30x21H/t to Ronburgandy, who  had this in the Fan Shots last night: The Colts inquired about the availability of Matt Hasselbeck (before he signed with the Titans) last month, before settling for the statue of Kerry Collins.

Tennessee_titans_30x21We still don't know if the Titans made the right choice of rookie QBs out of this class, but watching these young guys go up and down reassures me that they made the right decision to bring in a veteran to start for a year rather than throw Jake Locker to the wolves after a shortened training camp.

Tennessee_titans_30x21Paul K's chat is always worth a quick scan, mostly for curt gems like this:

Adam (Nashville)

Is CJ worth the mess, it seems the Titans have good RB's, and the "playmaker" would hamstring a lot of other good work they could do next off season in the market. thoughts?

Paul Kuharsky

Once he signs, where is the mess?

Tennessee_titans_30x21The Miami Herald previews Saturday's match-up between the Titans and Bears, which will be the first time in years we're the team who doesn't have the most drama-saddled QB on the field.

Tennessee_titans_30x21If you want to see a Jaguars game, it probably best if you don't live in the Jacksonville area.

 

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