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Observations From Titans Minicamp on Wednesday


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field on Wednesday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park for the second day of a three-day minicamp.

Al three sessions will be open to media.

Here's a look at what stood out from Wednesday:

-Titans defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson spoke to reporters prior to Wednesday's session, and he talked about playing aggressively, and with an edge.

In Wednesday's session, his defenders did just that.

In red zone 7-on-7 periods, the defense was swarming, suffocating receivers on a number of plays against quarterback Will Levis and some of the team's top receivers. On at least two occasions, Levis had to tuck the ball and run with it because he couldn't find an open receiver. A frustrated DeAndre Hopkins even kicked the pylon after one rep.

-Linebacker Jack Gibbens made the play of the day on defense, as he stepped in front of a Levis pass across the middle and intercepted it.

-Safety Amani Hooker had a PBU himself while in good coverage.

-Cornerback Gabe Jeudy-Lally, who played at both Vanderbilt and Tennessee, continues to get himself noticed. He was sticky in coverage again on Wednesday.

-Levis was 1-of-4 in the first 7-on-7 period, and 2-of-4 in his second opportunity, making him 3-of-8 for the day. Levis was 6-of-10 in 7-on-7 drills on Day One of the minicamp. One pass from Levis sailed over the outstretched hands of tight end Josh Whyle, and after the football bounced high off the grass, it cleared the fence and ended up in the lake, a free souvenir for the geese.

-The best pass of the day from Levis was a bullet across the middle to receiver Tyler Boyd for a touchdown.

-Levis connected with running back Tony Pollard on a pair of 7-on-7 completions, but one would've gotten Pollard pummeled in a game, since a defender (linebacker Chance Campbell in this case) was there, ready to light him up.

-Quarterback Mason Rudolph was 3-of-4 in a 7-on-7 period on Wednesday, with short completions to running backs Tyjae Spears and Julius Chestnut, along with a toss to tight end Nick Vannett.

-Cornerback Eric Garror made a break-up on a pass intended for tight end Chig Okonkwo.

-Quarterback Malik Willis was 3-of-5 in his 7-on-7 period for the second day in a row, including a pair of touchdown tosses to close out the period.

-Running back Jabari Small was on the receiving end of a Willis bullet at the goal line, and receiver Bryce Oliver caught a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone.

-Coach Brian Callahan said on Tuesday every Titan reported for minicamp, even if some of the players weren't on the field.

Not spotted on the field, in action, at Wednesday's minicamp: Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat, defensive lineman TK McLendon, punter Ryan Stonehouse, safety Shyheim Carter, center X-Zauvea Gadlin, and receiver Colton Dowell.

-Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed was back on the field on Wednesday, and he was more involved compared to the previous day. Sneed even gave reporters a shout-out as they waited for Harold Landry's press conference at the end of practice.

-Receiver Calvin Ridley was at practice, but he wasn't involved in competitive work.

Ridley got up slowly after a play in Tuesday's minicamp session.

-Simmons came out during a team period, but he didn't participate.

-Kicker Nick Folk talked to reporters after today's practice.

-CBS and NFL Network analyst Charles Davis attended today's practice.

-Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk watched today's practice.

-Former Steelers lineman Ramon Foster of 104.5 The Zone was on hand for today's session.

-NBC sportscaster Paul Burmeister, who will work preseason games for the team once again, attended today's practice.

-Former Vanderbilt star and Tennessee assistant coach Doug Mathews attended today's practice.

-The Titans will return to the field for minicamp day No. 3 on Thursday, and that session will also be open to media. The minicamp is scheduled to wrap up on Thursday.

-The Titans will wrap up OTAs next week with four dates scheduled, with six already in the books.

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