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Antonio Andrews Making a Name for Himself in Camp


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bishop Sankey is getting the majority of the reps with the first team.

David Cobb, a fifth-round pick by the Titans just a few months ago, has generated some buzz in training camp as well.

Antonio Andrews, meanwhile, continues to fly under the radar. But each day, he takes another step toward solidifying a roster spot for 2015.

"I am just trying to keep stacking bricks and keep trying to build a foundation,'' Andrews said. "I want to show coaches I am trustworthy, and that all the hard work I put in this offseason is paying off and will pay off this season. I just have to keep working."

Signed as an undrafted out of Western Kentucky last offseason, Andrews played in four games in 2014 after being elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man roster in October. He didn't get a carry, but caught two passes for 11 yards and also returned kickoffs in two games.

This offseason, Andrews is getting work in a backfield that includes Sankey and Cobb, along with running backs Dexter McCluster and David Fluellen.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he's been impressed with Andrews, and his approach.

"We felt good about Antonio last year with his body of work for last year's offseason and camp," Whisenhunt said "Now he's had a full offseason working with these guys and he's getting a lot of reps. He's doing a nice job."

Andrews, who ran for 3,674 yards at Western Kentucky, said he's been encouraged by the fact he's getting first-team reps in practices.

After showing up for training camp with 9.7 percent body fat and at 224 pounds, Andrews is motivated, and ready to perform in the preseason. In his eyes, it's another chance to prove he belongs.

While getting noticed himself.

"I have been an underdog my whole life, from high school to college, to being an undrafted free agent,'' Andrews said. "I learned to live without my whole life so whenever I make it to the top it is that much better.

"I'm just trying to get some work in and make plays. It won't be a surprise to me (to make the team), because I've worked so hard for it."


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