Observations from Sunday's Titans Practice


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

Here's a look at what stood out:

-Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sharp. His best two throws on the day went to receiver Adam Humphries, the first one a strike down the middle of the field. At the time, I made a note it was the biggest highlight of the day. Then, in a team period at the end of practice, Tannehill threw a strike to Humphries on the sideline with safety Amani Hooker in coverage. It was the play of the day.

-It's no surprise running back Derrick Henry has looked good running the football, and he busted off some nice runs again on Sunday. Henry has also looked even more like a natural catching the ball as well. He turned a number of screens into big plays in Sunday's session.

--Running back Darrynton Evans made several nice runs. He has a nice burst with the football in his hands, and gets into space quickly. But Evans also fumbled twice in practice. Linebacker Wyatt Ray knocked the ball out on one play, and Evans lost the football in a crowd on another play. Needless to say, he needs to clean this up.

-Receiver A.J. Brown made a number of tough, contested catches throughout practice. But cornerback Adoree' Jackson and safety Kevin Byard had him well covered on a deep ball from Tannehill that fell incomplete. Brown made a nice sideline catch in a 7-on-7 period later in practice.

-Quarterback Logan Woodside has looked mostly sharp over the first two days. He completed a bullet pass to receiver Cameron Batson during a team period on Sunday and he completed passes to Cameron Batson and Rashard Davis in a 7-on-7 period.

-Quarterback Cole McDonald's best throw of the day was to receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who has made some nice plays in camp, but he fumbled once himself on Sunday. McDonald overthrew receiver Kyle Williams on a deep ball, and had another pass dropped in 7-on-7s.

-I noticed defensive back Chris Jackson, the team's seventh-round pick from Marshall, several times on the day. On one play, Jackson stripped Westbrook-Ikhine, and he also recovered the fumble.

-Tight end Jonnu Smith has looked really good to me right out of the gate. He's made a lot of catches, and has looked good doing it.

-Safety Amani Hooker made a really nice break-up on a Woodside pass intended for Kinsey later in the session.

-The Titans worked in one-on-one drills with receivers and defensive backs early in practice. Some of the plays I jotted down:

Receiver A.J. Brown made a tough catch with Adoree' Jackson on his hip, receiver Mason Kinsey got open and made a nice catch on a deep ball, receiver Kalif Raymond made a nice move and catch with cornerback Tye Smith defending, receiver Cody Hollister made several tough catches, receiver Adam Humphries made a nice move and snag on the go, and receiver Cameron Batson made a nice sideline grab. Kinsey made at least three catches in this period. Defensively, cornerbacks Malcolm Butler, Kareem Orr, Chris Jackson, Tye Smith and Adoree' Jackson looked scrappy.

-Kalif Raymond, Cameron Batson, Adam Humphries, Rashard Davis and Mason Kinsey all caught punts in a special teams period,

-Kicker Greg Joseph was 5-of-5 in a field goal period, and he's now a perfect 10-of-10 in the two open practices. Kicker Tucker McCann was 4-of-5, and he's now 8-of-10 on his opportunities.

-Safety Kenny Vaccaro, who left practice early on Friday, came out for the stretch and walk-through period but he did not practice.

-Defensive lineman Larrell Murchison gave everyone a scare when he went down during a team period early, but he returned and looked good.

-Running back Dalyn Dawkins and safety Dane Cruikshank were back on the practice field after missing on Friday.

-Linebacker Kamalei Correa wasn't spotted at spotted at practice.

Receiver Corey Davis, linebacker Vic Beasley, defensive lineman Jack Crawford and linebacker Josh Smith aren't practicing either. Davis remains on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list, and Beasley in on the Non-Football injury list. Crawford and Smith remain in the team's Reserve-COVID 19 list.

-The Titans will practice in pads for the first time in camp on Monday.

Next practice: Monday, 10:45 am-12:15 p.m.

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

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