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Observations From Tuesday's Titans OTA


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field on Tuesday at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park for the second day of organized team activities.

Today's OTA session was open to media after Monday's session was closed.

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

-The first player that caught my eye was receiver Calvin Ridley.

Decked out in No.0, Ridley looked explosive coming off the line of scrimmage, and he caught the ball with ease.

I posted this video of Ridley right after practice and it quickly drew a similar reaction in the comments.

Ridley and this entire group of receivers is going to be fun group to watch this fall.

-Running back Tyjae Spears looks different in No.2.

Spears, who switched from 32, looked shifty in individual drills, as he worked in the group with veteran Tony Pollard and others.

-Receiver DeAndre Hopkins made a nifty one-handed catch in individual drills.

Hopkins spoke with reporters after today's session.

-Quarterback Will Levis wasn't perfect on Tuesday, but he looked confident as he delivered the football to his targets.

Perhaps his best throw of the day was across the middle to tight end Josh Whyle, who looks bigger, and sturdier.

Levis made a no-look pass during a 7-on-7 period, but he also threw behind Ridley on another play and was low on a throw to Hopkins.

Hey, it's early.

In another group of 7-on-7 reps, Levis connected with tight end Chig Okonkwo on the sideline while also completing passes to Spears and Pollard.

Levis also found Burks open for a completion.

I had Levis 7-of-10 for the day in 7-on-7 drills.

-Got my first look at cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, who is wearing No.13.

Awuzie is well built, and he was in the right place on Tuesday.

-I'm going to write a separate story on receiver Tyler Boyd shortly, but I got my first look at the former Bengals receiver on Tuesday as well.

Boyd, who arrived in Nashville on Monday night, caught the football with ease on Tuesday, and he's a smooth route runner.

He's also a good talker.

-Rookie tackle JC Latham had little trouble moving Olga and Bertha, the new sleds at Titans practices, on Tuesday.

Latham looks to be settling in after making his debut at rookie camp earlier this week.

-Rookie cornerback Jarvis Brownlee, who didn't finish the team's rookie minicamp practice after leaving with a trainer, worked on a side field early Tuesday before joining the group.

-Defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat was not at practice on Tuesday, and coach Brian Callahan said he was rehabbing.

-Cornerback Caleb Farley was on the practice field on Tuesday, and he moved well.

Callahan complimented trainers for working with Farley, and said the group is working with him to get him in a position to help the team this fall.

-A throw from quarterback Mason Rudolph went off the hands of tight end Thomas Odukoya before he connected with receiver Treylon Burks, tight end Nick Vannett, receiver Mason Kinsey and receiver Kyle Philips in a 7-on-7 period.

-Linebacker James Williams nearly intercepted quarterback Malik Willis on a throw intended for receiver Bryce Oliver.

-Cornerback Roger McCreary had a really nice pass break-up on a Levis pass intended for Philips.

-Receiver Kearis Jackson caught a short pass from Willis, who connected with tight end David Martin-Robinson and Vannett later in a 7-on-7 period. Vannett made his catch in between at least two defenders.

-All of the OTAs are voluntary, and overall attendance has been good the past two days. Not spotted at Tuesday's session (either because of injury or because players were working inside, or on their own: Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, edge Harold Landry, cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, tackle Jaelyn Duncan, linebacker Kenneth Murray, defensive end TK McLendon and receiver Colton Dowell.

-Titans defensive coordinator Dennard Wilson wasn't at practice. Wilson has spent the past few days taking part in the NFL's Coach Accelerator program at the NFL Spring League Meetings at the Loews in Nashville.

-The Titans will return to the field for OTA No.3 on Thursday, but that session is closed to media. The next open session is scheduled for next Wednesday

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