Day 11 Training Camp Observations


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Practice No.11 of training camp is in the books for the Titans. Here's a look at five things that stood out from Wednesday's session.


Mariota's Day:** Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota made it through the long stretch before training camp without throwing an interception. Mariota made sure of that this afternoon, when he completed 8-of-12 passes without an interception. He made some nice throws to tight end Anthony Fasano, who's had a solid camp, and also connected with receiver Kendall Wright. Mariota has now thrown 186 passes in the first 11 practice sessions. While he's dodged a few bullets along the way, a Titans defender hasn't picked him off yet. Now he'll face another team. Mariota is expected to play a series or two against the Falcons.

DGB ready: Titans receiver Dorial Green-Beckham hasn't played in a college football game since the final game of the 2013 season, a bowl game against Oklahoma State on January 3, 2014 while he was at Missouri. Green-Beckham sat out all of last season at Oklahoma. After watching him in practices over the last few weeks, his coaches are anxious to see how he'll do in a game. Green-Beckham made a nice grab in practice on Wednesday, and he's had some positive moments in camp. He's also had some drops, but he's settled down and been more consistent of late. His first big test will come in the Georgia Dome.


Thumbs up?:** Credit tight end Delanie Walker for being a gamer. A week after getting 12 stitches on his thumb, Walker was back in uniform and on the practice field on Wednesday. He had his left hand wrapped under his glove. Walker caught few passes before shutting it down later in practice. He admitted it was a little painful catching the football. He was out there primarily to help with his conditioning, and isn't expected to play on Friday against the Falcons. Still, Walker's return to the practice field was at least a nice start in his comeback. 

Making plays: Cornerback Cody Riggs continues to stand out for the Titans. The undrafted rookie from Notre Dame intercepted a pass thrown by quarterback Alex Tanney during practice, and once again was around the football. Riggs is going to get plenty of opportunities to impress coaches in the preseason, beginning with Friday night's game. Because of injuries in the secondary, he'll line up at a number of positions. Right now, he has plenty of momentum after two solid weeks of camp, but he needs to keep it up.

Injuries: Defensive tackle Sammie Hill, cornerback Jason McCourty, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Walker didn't practice on Wednesday, and they won't play against the Falcons. Running back Antonio Andrews didn't practice, but he's expected to play.  Receiver Clyde Gates also missed practiced, and is questionable.

Titans players take the field for training camp on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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