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When will Jack Conklin be ready?

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We don’t know much about the right tackle’s progress.

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Jim Wyatt was asked in his most recent mailbag about the progress of Jack Conklin from the ACL injury that he suffered in the playoff loss to the Patriots. Here was Wyatt’s answer:

Well, he’s making progress. Jack didn’t take part in the offseason work – he missed all the OTAs and minicamp. But he was on the field watching, and he looked good walking around. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said at his final minicamp presser he expects everyone to be ready for camp, with Conklin being the only exception. He mentioned PUP as a possibility. So I’m not necessarily expecting him at the start of camp on July 26. As for the start of the season, well, it’s too early for me to say about that quite yet.

There is little or no chance that Conklin will be ready for the start of training camp. However, my guess is that we won’t know anything about Conklin’s status until the day he is ready to go. Vrabel is very Belichickian in the way he gives out information.

The fact that Conklin likely won’t be ready for camp makes the contract situation with Taylor Lewan all the more important. It wouldn’t be great for the Titans to open training camp without either of their starting offensive tackles....in case that wasn’t obvious. I still believe that Lewan has a new contract before camp starts.