The Tennessee Titans returned to the practice field for the first time today. The most encouraging news of the day is that Chris Hope was a full participant. There was a lot of talk about whether Hope's career was over after the neck injury he suffered last season in Cincinnati. It now appears that he will be ready to go when training camp starts.
“Chris is here six hours a day, five days a week. He’s really excited about being back and having that put behind him,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said.
The above linked article also mentions that Ryan Fowler (shoulder) and Bo Scaife (lacerated liver) were both participants as well. Fisher said Fowler's surgically repaired shoulder wouldn't be ready if there was going to be contact today, but he was good to go though he drills of the OTA. Roydell Williams will still need a couple of weeks to get back from the broken ankle he suffered in practice before the playoff game in San Diego.
Albert Haynesworth is not participating in these workouts because he has yet to sign his one-year tender from the Titans. That is no surprise.
Click here for Paul Kuharsky's observations from today's practice. There is some pretty encouraging stuff in there.