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Observations From Titans Minicamp on Wednesday


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field again on Wednesday for the second day of this week's minicamp.

The session was open to media, so I was able to take notes.

I'm sharing my observations here …

-Cornerback Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins stood out during the past two days, and not just because of his red gloves, and red cleats with gold on the bottom. Jenkins competed on every snap, whether it was in jog-throughs or full speed periods. He made plays on the ball, and he seemed to always be in the right place. He's going to bring some feistiness to the secondary this fall.

-Tight end Anthony Firkser had the catch of the day during an early 7-on-7 period in the red zone. Firkser went up high and came down with a Ryan Tannehill pass in the end zone, with safety Amani Hooker defending.

-The tight ends had a big day in the 7-on-7 period, as Geoff Swaim caught a pair of touchdowns and Tommy Hudson came down with a short grab.

-Quarterback Logan Woodside connected with tight end Briley Moore and receiver Racey McMath, the second one coming on a slant. I didn't see McMath drop a pass in OTAs and the two minicamp practices.

-Fullback Khari Blasingame, who is noticeably bigger and stronger, caught a touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone from Tannehill.

-Defensive linemen Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry exploded off the football in a ferocious manner during an individual period. Don't just take my word for it, watch the video below.

-Several players continue to work inside, rehabbing injuries or offseason procedures. Among those who were in the building but not on the practice field included receiver A.J. Brown, outside linebacker Bud Dupree, tackle Taylor Lewan and cornerback Caleb Farley, the team's first-round pick. Brown was spotted on the practice field briefly as an observer. Brown and Lewan spoke on zoom calls after the practice session, and both said they're making progress.

-Guard Rodger Saffold was on the field at the start of practice, but went inside after individual drills.

-For the second day, at least two players took part in minicamp on a tryout basis. Former Saint Louis Billikens basketball standout Hasahn French, a 6-foot-7, 240-pounder, worked out with the tight ends. Also, cornerback Kevin Peterson took part in the minicamp this week as well on a tryout basis. French is a big guy who has some athletic ability for sure.

-Offensive lineman Adam Coon, the former Michigan wrestler, worked in a one-on-one setting with a coach while his teammates went through individual drills.

-Receiver Cody Hollister had a touchdown catch, but also a bad drop, during a 7-on-7 period.

-Quarterback DeShone Kizer has improved during the course of the offseason. Kizer connected with Moore and receiver Mason Kinsey for scores in a 7-on-7 period, and he hit receiver Dez Fitzpatrick on a short pass in the red zone.

-The Titans held another kicking period, and Tucker McCann went 6-of-9, with makes from 33, 35, 40, 43, 48 and 49 and misses from 33, 47 and 53.

-A late team walk-through featured a lot of screen pass from Tannehill to Henry and running back Darrynton Evans.

-The Titans will wrap up their minicamp on Thursday, but not on the field. Coach Mike Vrabel is scheduled to speak to reporters for the last time this offseason on Thursday afternoon.

See the Top Images from the Titans Mini-Camp Practice on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Donald Page)

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