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Camp Practice No. 6: Observations from Titans Training Camp on Tuesday


NASHVILLE – The Titans took the field for practice No.6 of training camp on Tuesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

Here's a look at what stood out:

-The Titans practiced in pads for the second day in a row.

-Things got entertaining early, as the team worked in live tackling drills right out of the gate. Check below for the action, which included some entertainment when quarterback Malik Willis made a "business decision" when he found himself lined up across from big defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons.

-The Titans also worked in 1-on-1s with offensive and defensive players, and I'm including all of those videos below as well. At the start, receiver Treylon Burks made a catch with cornerback Roger McCreary defending him.

-Tight end Chig Okonkwo made a catch with defensive back Theo Jackson defending him.

-Receiver Nick Westbook-Ikhine fought through contact to make a catch on cornerback Kristian Fulton.

-Receiver Kyle Philips continues to get open in a hurry, below with defensive back Chris Jackson defending.

-The Titans spent most of today's practice in "Call It" periods, which meant the team went unscripted while rolling through a ton of plays.

-The offense – and quarterback Ryan Tannehill – responded to a so-so day on Monday in grand fashion on Tuesday. Tannehill was 5-of-6 on a drive to start practice, connecting on throws to Treylon Burks, Dontrell Hilliard, Robert Woods (it was nice bullet throw), Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and again to Hilliard.

-On the next drive, Tannehill went 5-of-6 again, this time connecting with Westbrook-Ikhine and tight end Austin Hooper along with three completions to receiver Racey McMath. Tannehill is now a combined 50-of-66 in 7-on-7 and team periods combined in camp, with no interceptions.

-McMath deserves a few extra lines in here, because he was the star of the day on offense. McMath got open behind Fulton on his first catch, and then he made a sideline catch with Caleb Farley defending him on the next play. McMath finished off a scoring drive with a diving touchdown catch down the middle of the field, in the end zone. He got up slowly and headed inside with trainers after the play, but he later returned.

-Farley made a nice break-up early on a ball intended for Westbrook-Ikhine, and he nearly intercepted Logan Woodside on a pass to Dez Fitzpatrick late in the session. But Farley was also victimized on a few plays on Tuesday as well.

-Burks made a highlight-reel catch early when he went up to catch a ball in the middle of the field.

-I've noticed running back Hassan Haskins more of late, and his teammates have been noticing him as well. Haskins busted to the outside on a nice run early, fighting off linebacker Dylan Cole as he made his way downfield. At one point, Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan shouted: "Way to fight 2-5! That's a Michigan kid!"

-Defensive lineman Naquan Jones stuffed Haskins on one of his runs early.

-Running back Jordan Wilkins made a nice run late in practice, but he lost a ball earlier in the session and defensive lineman Kevin Strong ended up with it.

-Quarterback Malik Willis spoke to reporters after practice, and I wrote a story about Willis for the web site. CLICK HERE to read it. Willis made some nice throws on Tuesday, but he also misfired on a few.

-Rookie linebacker Chance Campbell blew up a Logan Woodside pass to Hilliard, and after practice defensive coordinator Shane Bowen paid the former Ole Miss tackling machine a nice compliment.

-Running back Derrick Henry was on the practice field, but his work was limited on a day when the team turned things up on contact.

-Outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi took a swing at tackle Jalen McKenzie during a team period, and coach Mike Vrabel sent him in early. I witnessed what happened before the session was open up to media, but since it was during the closed portion, you'll have to read/hear about it elsewhere.

-Kicker Randy Bullock was a perfect 8-of-8 in a field goal period, making kicks of 33, 37, 40, 43, 47, 49, 52 and 53 yards. Bullock is now 31-of-33 in camp.

-Defensive back Elijah Molden, receiver Cody Hollister and outside linebacker Bud Dupree did not practice.

-Offensive lineman Daniel Munyer and defensive back Chris Williamson went inside early.

-Kicker Caleb Shudak and linebacker Monty Rice did not practice, as they're on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of camp.

-Peter King of NBC Sports attended Tuesday's practice and spent time with coaches and players before and after the session.

-Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network attended Tuesday's practice and did a report from Saint Thomas Sports Park.

-Roughly 200 fans attended Tuesday's session, many of them PSL prospects from the ticketing office.

-Former University of Tennessee teammates Ramon Foster, now of 104.5-FM's JMartandRamon, and Titans long snapper Morgan Cox chatted after Tuesday's session.

-The Titans aren't scheduled to practice on Wednesday.

Next practice: Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

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