NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ten OTAs are in the books, and cornerback Jason McCourty is feeling A-OK.
That's good news for the Titans, and the team's secondary.
"I am feeling really good,'' McCourty said. "And it's a great feeling after missing as many games as I did last year. To be out there now and not second-guessing anything, just to be out there being back to myself, it's great."
McCourty, a sixth round draft pick by the Titans in 2009, has started 76 career games as a cornerback, and he has 11 interceptions in his career.
McCourty missed 12 games in 2015 because of a sports hernia that required two surgeries to repair. The Titans missed him on the field, and in the locker room.
The Titans hold a three-day minicamp next week, and McCourty said it's a great chance to end the offseason on a high note before training camp starts in July. It's been a long road since surgery last season. McCourty was placed on Injured Reserve on November 17.
"I didn't really have an offseason,'' McCourty said. "Typically I take a month off to kind of relax, but I kind of rehabbed all the way through to do the strengthening stuff to get to where I am now. It has been a work in progress to get to where I am now, feeling comfortable and being able to respond after a hard practice and be back out there the next day. So it's been really good."
While speaking at a Nashville Sports Council event this week, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said he's been impressed after watching McCourty this offseason.
McCourty started all 16 games in 2012, 2013 and 2014 after starting 15 games in 2011.
"He has done a really nice job,'' Robinson said. "He is a vocal guy out there, and is an elder statesman in that group. He is helping some if the younger guys and some of the new guys. He's helping coach those guys up and bring them along. I haven't seen any physical, residual effects from the injury, so we are really counting on him to go out there and produce like he is capable of."
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