Observations From Day 3 of Titans Camp


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans hit the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Sunday for the third day of training camp.

Here's a look at what stood out on Day 3:

-The Titans practiced in pads for the first day of camp. Linebacker Rashaan Evans made the loudest hit when he met running back Dion Lewis in the hole on the second play of a team period.

-Receiver Corey Davis made the catch of the day on a long pass from quarterback Marcus Mariota. With cornerback Adoree' Jackson in coverage, Davis showed great body control and concentration downfield. Davis later made another nice diving catch in a team period at the end of practice. He also hauled in a touchdown pass in a red zone period. It was a good day for No.84, who is off to a nice start in camp.

-At 6-7, 300 pounds, defensive lineman Brent Urban is a monster of a man, and he gobbled up Lewis on a run play in an early team period.

-Receiver Adam Humphries made a nice sliding catch across the middle in the same period.

-Quarterback Marcus Mariota had a good day – he looked sharp in 7-on-7 and team drills, showing a nice touch on a number of passes. Mariota made a really nice throw 20 yards downfield to tight end Anthony Firkser. Mariota also had a really nice run after a pump-fake to running back Jeremy McNichols froze linebacker Harold Landry, and he ran past him.

-I thought cornerback Logan Ryan was really active on Sunday. Ryan stuffed Lewis on a run, and he was around the ball al day. Ryan ran tight end Anthony Firkser out of bounds for a short gain. He was later waiting for running back Jeremy McNichols when he got the ball on a handoff.

-Safety Kenny Vaccaro, linebacker Kamalei Correa, safety Amani Hooker, and linebacker Riley Bullough all showed up with stops in a team period.

-In 1-on-1 drills early, Humphries, Darius Jennings, Kalif Raymond, Joseph Parker, Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Jalen Tolliver, Cody Hollister and Cameron Batson all made snags. Raymond continues to get open and make plays.

-The defensive backs contested a lot of passes in the 1-on-1 drill and made their share of plays, too. Malcolm Butler, Kevin Byard, Joshua Kalu and Jackson broke up passes.

-In a 7-on-7 period, Evans was in the right spot to stop Davis after he hauled in a short pass.

-Receiver Taywan Taylor is having a nice camp. He made a number of nice grabs again on Sunday, including a 20-plus yard gain in a team period.

-Tajae Sharpe, who had the catch of the day on Saturday, made a nice diving catch on a ball thrown by Mariota. Sharpe also made a really nice block on the edge when Lewis caught a pass and sprinted into space.

-Cornerback Tye Smith always gets my attention when the pads come on because he's scrappy and tough. He made a great jump on a ball thrown to Cameron Batson in a 7-on-7 period and knocked the ball away, and later put a loud hit on Taylor after he made a catch.

-Running back Alex Barnes is starting to get noticed. He made a pair of nice runs on Sunday, including one when he bounced to his left and avoided would-be tacklers in the backfield. RB Jeremy McNichols, Dalyn Dawkins and Barnes are getting extra reps early in camp.

-Tight end Cole Wick caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill in a red zone period at the end of practice.

-Outside linebacker Sharif Finch continues to get work with the first team, and he continues to earn praise from head coach Mike Vrabel.

-Tackle Dennis Kelly left practice early and did not return. Vrabel didn't seem concerned, and said he was possibly dehydrated.

-Running back Derrick Henry did not practice again on Sunday. Vrabel was asked about his injury after practice and he called it a "lower leg" injury. No timetable given.

-Receiver A.J. Brown did not practice either after a first day injury. He did come out and catch passes from the JUGS machine after the session.

-Tight end Delanie Walker, guard Rodger Saffold, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, outside linebacker Cameron Wake and defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe did not practice on Sunday.

-Former Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck attended Sunday's session.

-Ian Rapoport and Tiffany Blackmon from NFL Network were on hand.

Next practice: Monday, 9:50 a.m.-noon (Closed to fans).

The Tennessee Titans take the field for Day 3 of the team's 2019 training camp at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page, Jourdan Gottlieb)

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