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Observations From Day 2 at Titans Camp


NASHVILLE – The Titans took the field for the second day of training camp on Thursday.

Here's a look at what stood out:

-Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill's prettiest throw of the day went to receiver A.J. Brown, who got open in the end zone in between cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Amani Hooker for a touchdown.

-The Titans had some sloppy moments in Thursday's session, and head coach Mike Vrabel wasn't happy about it. In fact, he cut the first team period short after two snaps - one from center Ben Jones, the other from center Daniel Munyer - to Tannehill were mishandled, and ended up on the ground.

-Jenkins made a nice play defending Brown in an early team drill. Jenkins, who has been scrappy early, helped Brown up after both players went to the ground.

-With Derrick Henry's workload scaled back at the start of camp, running backs Darrynton Evans and Brian Hill have been getting extended looks. Both players have flashed, finding their way into space with some nifty moves.

-Back-up quarterback DeShone Kizer got some extra work earlier in Thursday's practice. Vrabel said the plan is to alternate Kizer and fellow back-up quarterback Logan Woodside with the 2s and 3s in camp during the competition. It wasn't a great day for Kizer, as he was off target on a number of throws to open receivers. He also threw a pick.

-It was safety Matthias Farley who intercepted Kizer during a team period late in practice.

-During a 7-on-7 period, Tannehill connected with tight end Anthony Firkser early before completions to Evans and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. A play later, Tannehill found Brown open again for a score. Brown has been very active early in camp.

-Later, Firkser went up high to haul in a touchdown pass from Tannehill, with safety Amani Hooker defending.

-Receiver Marcus Johnson had his moments in OTAs, and he's off to a good start in camp as well. Johnson caught two touchdowns in a 7-on-7 period, one from Tannehill, the other from Woodside.

-Woodside connected with Kinsey for a score in 7-on-7, but he couldn't connect with open tight end Jared Pinkney on the next play. The pass was a little high, and Pinkney probably should've caught it.

-Linebacker Rashaan Evans made one of the best plays of the day on defense when he got his left hand on a pass to tight end Briley Moore, which resulted in an incompletion.

-Fellow inside Jayon Brown was praised for being in the right place on a run play in a late team period.

-Tannehill connected with Rogers on a touchdown in a late team period.

-Tight end Miller Forristall showed good hands on a catch in traffic.

-Receivers Dez Fitzpatrick, Fred Brown, Chester Rogers, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Marcus Johnson and Cody Hollister all made catches in 1-on-1 drills. Hollister has been solid during the first two days of camp.

-Defensive back Breon Borders stood out with some nice plays in the 1-on-1 drills, and rookie Elijah Molden also drew praise for his work against Chester Rogers. Vrabel praised Borders after practice, complimenting him on his work ethic and approach.

-Outside linebacker Rashad Weaver busted through the line to make a stop on an early run play.

-Defensive tackle Trevon Coley also made a nice stop on a run by Evans.

-The kickers didn't have a great day. Tucker McCann was 3-of-5, making kicks from 33, 37 and 43 yards but missing from 40 and 49 yards. Blake Haubeil also went 3-of-5, making kicks from 33, 40 and 43 but missing from 37 and 49. McCann is 8-of-10 so far in camp, while Haubeil is now 7-of-9.

-Cameron Batson, Chester Rogers and Kinsey all fielded punts during a special teams period.

-Receiver Josh Reynolds, offensive lineman Brandon Kemp, offensive lineman Pau Adams, and offensive lineman Elijah Nkansah all went inside early, and did not return.

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

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