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Observations From Titans Minicamp on Wednesday - All the Sights and Sounds


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field for a minicamp practice on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

It was the second and final day of work on the field during the team's mandatory camp:

Here's a look at what happened on Wednesday …

-Tight end Chig Okonkwo picked up where he left off on Tuesday, catching a touchdown pass across the middle on the third play of the final 7-on-7 period. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill found Okonkwo open as he raced past cornerback Buster Skrine. It was Okonkwo's fourth touchdown catch in two days during the minicamp.

-Receiver Josh Malone, who played at the University of Tennessee, also ended his offseason on a solid note. Malone went up high in the end zone to catch a pass from quarterback Logan Woodside on Wednesday. I wrote Malone's name down numerous times this offseason while watching his bid to impress the coaches.

-Running back Dontrell Hilliard has gotten a lot of work this offseason, and he's impressed me as well. Hilliard had touchdown catches on back-to-back Tannehill throws at the end of the final 7-on-7 period, and he's shown good quickness and speed on his carries.

-Running back Derrick Henry, like the rest of his teammates, will continue his offseason training elsewhere at the conclusion of minicamp. Henry looked good again on Wednesday, hitting the hole in drills and showing good movement after reporting on Tuesday.

-We'll get back to some highlights soon, but first, some nuts and bolts:

-Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons did not practice again on Wednesday, but he did some work running with a resistance band. Simmons talked to reporters after the session.

-Receiver Treylon Burks also did not take part in minicamp the past two days after all being absent for last week's open OTA. Coach Mike Vrabel has said Burks is "unavailable" without giving any specifics. Prior to practice, Titans receivers coach Rob Moore gave an optimistic outlook on Burks.

-Cornerback Caleb Farley, receiver Robert Woods, cornerback Kristian Fulton and receiver Racey McMath were decked out in the yellow pullover jerseys once again during team and 7-on-7 periods, signifying they're still in the 'return to play portion' of their rehab. All have made progress this offseason, however. Fulton spoke to reporters after Wednesday's session.

-Offensive lineman Aaron Brewer and cornerback Elijah Molden were both spotted at practice, but their work in today's session appeared to be limited. At one point, Brewer did some work on the side before heading in early.

-In addition to Simmons and Burks, receiver Cody Hollister, tight end Tommy Hudson, tight end Briley Moore, linebacker Monty Rice, defensive back A.J. Moore, kicker Caleb Shudak and defensive back Greg Mabin did not practice on Wednesday.

-Safety Kevin Byard was excused from Wednesday's session.

-Cornerback Buster Skrine and receiver Reggie Roberson Jr., who left Tuesday's session early, were back on the practice field on Wednesday.

-The defense had a solid day on Wednesday, knocking down a number of balls and causing incompletions during a 7-on-7 period. Cornerback Roger McCreary and safety Rodney Clemons made nice break-ups in the final period.

-Roberson has flashed. The former SMU receiver went up high to catch a pass from Woodside early, and he also caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Malik Willis later in a 7-on-7 period.

-Receiver Juwan Green, an undrafted free agent from Albany, made a nice touchdown catch on Wednesday.

-Running back Trenton Cannon caught a ball in the flat and raced to the end zone in a late drill.

-Receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, one of the offense's most consistent players this offseason, caught a touchdown pass from Tannehill early, before making a nice catch in the final 7-on-7 period.

-In addition to his touchdown toss to Roberson, Willis connected with receiver Kyle Philips on one play, and he found running back Julius Chestnut open in the flat. Willis misfired on throws to receiver Brandon Lewis and Okonkwo, and he tucked the ball and ran when he couldn't find a receiver on another play.

-I noticed McCreary on several plays on Wednesday.

-I touched on guard Nate Davis on his first day Tuesday, and I'm touching on him again in here now. Davis looks to be in much better shape this offseason, and his position coach, Keith Carter, said he's been impressed with him as well.

-The Titans won't be on the field Thursday for the final day of the minicamp. Instead, the team will have meetings and workouts.

-Vrabel said the team is scheduled to report for training camp on July 26.

-Vrabel said he plan remains for the Titans to practice against the Buccaneers and Cardinals in training camp at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

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