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Tennessee Titans training camp weekend recap: front seven

What did the front seven of the defense do this weekend?

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This weekend was the first time that the 2015 Tennessee Titans have been on the field at the same time in highly competitive drills. The more looks we get at these players in these conditions, the better idea we will have of what they will bring when the season rolls around. It is time to start separating what we wanted these players to be, from what they actually are.

This is a look back on the front seven play from this weekend.

Brian Orakpo

Everyone in Tennessee had to be holding their breath that this signing would work out because honestly who knew if Brian Orakpo would ever be the stud that he was pre-injury. However, it appears that he still has it and everyone from Taylor Lewan to Jim Wyatt agrees.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#Titans</a> OLB Brian Orakpo looking really impressive in 1 on 1 pass rush drills early</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="">August 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This will be a big key in whether or not this defense has teeth in 2015.

Jurrell Casey

Casey has added some weight to his frame and has said that stopping the run is a big issue for him this year. However, with Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan rushing from the edge, he said in an interview that he should see more pass rushing opportunities with the quarterback stepping up.

Hopefully this is a year where he can lead both on the field and off, so that he can finally get the national recognition he deserves.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="">#Titans</a> Notes: If you said Jurrell Casey is a top-5 NFL D-lineman, you’d get no argument here.</p>&mdash; Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) <a href="">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Odds and ends:

-Angelo Blackson is BIG. With Sammie Hill out for a little while and Al Woods likely to get limited reps in the preseason, he may have a chance to show out some more than everyone thought.

-Derrick Morgan and DaQuan Jones have made little noise so far, but I expect that to change as the practices get more intense.

-The depth behind Morgan and Orakpo is interesting, and hard to type with Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil and JR Tavai getting a lot of snaps.