Observations from Day 5 of Titans Camp


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Wednesday for the fifth day of training camp.

Here's a look at what stood out on Day 5:

-The Titans continue to work different guys in the middle of the offensive line. One day after rookie Nate Davis worked at right guard, third-year offensive lineman Corey Levin took the first team reps at center. Ben Jones worked with the first group at right guard on Wednesday.

-In one-on-one drills, receiver Taywan Taylor made a nice move and got open for a score. Taylor had an up and down day – he wasn't able to haul in a deep ball after getting past a pair of defenders, and he let a catchable ball go off his hands later in practice. Taylor made a nice catch on the very next play after his drop.

-When the Titans fielded kickoffs from the JUGS machine early in practice, Adoree' Jackson, Darius Jennings, Taywan Taylor, Kalif Raymond, Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Jeremy McNichols and Dalyn Dawkins took turns catching footballs.

-Receiver Adam Humphries had a pair of catches in one-on-one drills, while Cody Hollister, Jalen Tolliver, Jennings and Raymond all had catches. Raymond has done a really nice job of getting open – and getting himself noticed – all camp.

-Defensive backs Malcolm Butler, Tye Smith and Jackson all got stops in one-on-one drills.

-We saw the first skirmish of camp between receiver Cody Hollister and defensive back Kenneth Durden. Titans coach Mike Vrabel praised rookie linebacker Derick Roberson for breaking it up.

-In a team period, Jackson knocked the ball away from receiver Corey Davis on a nice play.

-A play later in the same drill, cornerback Logan Ryan did a nice job knocking the ball away from tight end Delanie Walker. Later in practice, Ryan came off the edge on a blitz and forced a throwaway.

-Linebacker Wesley Woodyard nearly intercepted back-up quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and he punished himself by doing push-ups for not hauling it in.

-Safety Dane Cruikshank was in a position to blow up Jennings after he caught a pass from Tannehill across the middle.

-I'm mentioning Raymond again because he once again made a lot of plays on Wednesday. Raymond catches the ball well with his hands away from his body, and he's also not afraid to dive to make a catch. He's done that plenty in camp.

-Linebacker Harold Landry was very active on Wednesday. He got in Mariota's space in a hurry on a play that probably would've been a sack in a game.

-Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw a number of nice passes, his best a lofted pass to Davis, who was being defended by Butler. Davis later caught a touchdown pass in the same period on a ball thrown by Mariota.

-Receivers Tajae Sharpe, Humphries, and Jennings had catches in a team period late, and tight end Anthony Firkser made a nice sideline grab. Also, tight end Cole Wick scored on a late TD grab on a ball thrown by Tannehill.

-Linebacker Riley Bullough met running back Dalyn Dawkins in the hole on a run.

-A blitzing Kenny Vaccaro forced a throwaway late in the session.

-Outside linebacker Gimel President knocked down a pass at the line of scrimmage.

-Dawkins busted free and into the end zone for a score in a red zone period late.

-Near the end of practice, receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams got open downfield and quarterback Logan Woodside found him. Woodside made some nice throws on Wednesday, including a strike to Raymond in the middle of the field.

-Running back Derrick Henry did not practice, but he was seen after the session when he came out to sign autographs for fans.

-Receiver A.J. Brown did not practice. He caught passes from the JUGS machine after practice, and coach Mike Vrabel praised him afterward for his work in meetings.

-Defensive linemen Amani Bledsoe returned to the practice field on Wednesday.

-Receivers Papi White (80) and Tanner McEvoy (87), who signed with the team on Wednesday morning, were on the practice field for the first time.

-Former Titans left tackle Brad Hopkins stopped by to watch practice. Hopkins and Mike Keith will host a special broadcast from training camp on Thursday for SiriusXM NFL Radio from 1:00-4:00 pm CT.

-Former Titans linebacker Tim Shaw attended practice.

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

The Tennessee Titans take the field for Day 5 of the team's 2019 training camp at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page, Jourdan Gottlieb, AP)

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