NASHVILLE – The Titans returned to the practice field on Monday.
A busy stretch is ahead – the team's roster must be down to 53 players by Tuesday at 3 p.m., and then practice squads can begin to be formed on Wednesday.
Also, the regular season opener against the Arizona Cardinals on September 12 at Nissan Stadium is now just 13 days away.
Some quick hits after Monday's practice:
-A good sign: Receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown were on the practice field together, running routes in the same period during the open period.
-With quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the COVID-19 list, quarterbacks Logan Woodside and Matt Barkley were at the controls at practice.
-Outside linebacker Bud Dupree continues to gear up for the season. Dupree didn't play in a game during the preseason, but he's been getting good work in during practices.
-The Titans were thin at receiver, as Josh Reynolds, Marcus Johnson and Cameron Batson did not practice on Monday.
-Also not spotted during Monday's session: Safety Dane Cruikshank, running back Darrynton Evans, safety Brady Breeze, defensive Chris Jackson, linebacker Derick Roberson, linebacker David Long Jr., center Daniel Munyer, and defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons did not practice on Monday.
-HC Mike Vrabel was not at practice, as he remains in quarantine. He's expected to return later this week after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
-The Titans added guard Nate Davis to the team's Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.
-The Titans waived-injured OL Chandon Herring.
-Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan was at the podium on Monday, when he discussed his return to action and his emotions coming back from last year's ACL injury.
-The NFL released the final preseason stats on Monday afternoon. A few things stood out:
- The Titans finished the preseason ranked No.1 in the NFL in total defense, allowing just 199.0 yards per game.
- The Titans finished the preseason ranked No.1 in the NFL in points scored on offense (81).
- Titans receiver Mason Kinsey finished No.2 in the NFL with 14 receptions during the preseason, behind only Tutu Atwell (18) of the Rams.
-Four other players also met with reporters on Monday: Cornerback Elijah Molden, defensive lineman Denico Autry, safety Amani Hooker and outside linebacker Rashad Weaver.
Next practice: Tuesday