Observations from Friday's Titans Practice


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Friday for the tenth practice of training camp open to media.

Here's a look at what stood out:

-The Titans worked a lot in team periods, especially in the red zone and near the goal line. The team also worked in two-minute periods.

-Quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a solid day, and a busy one, slinging the football. In an early team period, he connected with tight end Anthony Firkser downfield on one of his best throws of the day. He also had two completions to receiver A.J. Brown early. In a later team period, Tannehill's best ball was a throw to tight end Jonnu Smith. In a late two-minute period, Tannehill connected with Firkser and receiver Kalif Raymond.

-Quarterback Logan Woodside continues to get plenty of work, and he connected with receivers Kalif Raymond and Rashard Davis (twice) on one drive, and then found Rashard Davis and receiver Kristian Wilkerson for catches on another drive. Running back Marcus Marshall was on the receiving end of a screen pass thrown by Woodside that produced a big gain. In his two-minute drive late, Woodside got hot, and he connected with receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, receiver Mason Kinsey, tight end Geoff Swaim and receiver Rashard Davis on four straight completions.

-Defensive lineman Isaiah Mack had his best day of camp in my mind. He met running back Derrick Henry twice at the line of scrimmage with nice inside moves, and penetration.

-Tight end MyCole Pruitt drew praise from head coach Mike Vrabel during a one-on-one period early, when he was sturdy and effective in blocking fellow tight end Geoff Swaim in an early period.

-Defensive backs Malcolm Butler, Tye Smith, Kenneth Durden, and Chris Jackson all had breakups. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph nearly had an INT on a ball thrown by Tannehill.

-In a red zone period late, Tannehill connected with receiver Cody Hollister, receiver Corey Davis, tight end Jonnu Smith, receiver Adam Humphries and tight end Anthony Firkser for touchdowns, the last one coming on a diving catch.

-In Woodside's red zone period, he connected with receiver Mason Kinsey for a pair of touchdowns.

-Quarterback Trevor Siemian completed touchdown passes to running back Senorise Perry and tight end Geoff Swaim during a red zone period.

-Outside linebacker Kamalei Correa showed up on a number of occasions, including a nice rush on Tannehill early.

-Outside linebacker Harold Landry also had a nice rush that likely would have produced a sack, and outside backer Derick Roberson flashed as well with a nice pressure.

-Defensive lineman Jack Crawford continues to be disruptive.

-Defensive lineman Larrell Murchison got my attention a few times in practice, first in the one-on-one period when he got by Nate Davis with a nice move, and later with a stop of running back Marcus Marshall in a team period.

-Defensive back Joshua Kalu made some plays of his own on Friday, his best a break-up of a pass from Woodside to Swaim.

-Receiver Adam Humphries, receiver Rashard Davis, receiver Kalif Raymond and receiver Mason Kinsey all fielded punt during a return period. But it was Kinsey who fielded all the punts during separate period later in practice.

-Receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine had several nice catches, including two for touchdowns. But he also had a drop.

-There was some sloppiness on center-QB exchanges on at least three snaps, one after center Ben Jones left for one play.

-Punter Brett Kern crushed his first punt of the day, sailing it roughly 70 yards in the air, and well over Kinsey's head. The rookie clearly doesn't know the power in Kern's right leg.

-On a windy day, Titans kicker Greg Joseph was 7-of-7 on his field goal tries, and he's now 38-of-44 during the open practices during camp. Kicker Tucker McCann was 6-of-7, and he's now 38-of-43 the open periods of practice.

-Linebacker Will Compton and running back Jeremy McNichols, signed on Wednesday, practiced for the first time in camp on Friday. McNichols showed off some nifty moves. Compton, who wore No.51 during the 2018 season, is in No.53 in his second stint with the team.

-Running back Darrynton Evans, receiver Cameron Batson, cornerback Kareem Orr, safety Dane Cruikshank, cornerback Kristian Fulton and defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons did not practice.

-Receiver A.J. Brown and tackle Isaiah Wilson both left the practice field early. Wilson went down late, but he walked off with his own power with a trainer. Brown's departure didn't appear to be injury-related, and likely was just some extra time off.

-Linebacker Vic Beasley, who remains on the Non-Football injury list, isn't practicing.

Next practice: Sunday, TBD.

Titans players take the field for training camp on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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