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Quick Hits After Thursday's Titans Practice


NASHVILLE – It was a busy day for the Titans on Thursday.

Press conferences from Titans General Manager Ran Carthon and Coach Mike Vrabel before practice, an open locker room, and then practice.

Not to mention a lot of comings and goings on the roster.

Let's track it all down here in today's Quick Hits….

-Defensive back Kindle Vildor practiced for the first time with the team after being claimed off waivers from the Chicago Bears on Tuesday.

A 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, Vildor was drafted by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft after playing in college at Georgia Southern. In three seasons, Vildor has played in 44 career games, with 22 starts, and he's been credited with 67 tackles, one interception, 10 passed defensed, and one sack.

"I was in Chicago for three years," Vildor said. "But there's nothing wrong with change – change is always good. My head is kind of spinning a little but, it's been a quick turnaround, just trying to learn the defense and everything like that. But I am settling in and next week should be back to normal for me."

-Receiver Treylon Burks was back on the practice field on Thursday.

Burks practiced on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a knee injury during practices against the Vikings earlier this month.

Keep reading for more practice updates.

-I wrote a separate story today on new Titans kicker Nick Folk – CLICK HERE to read that story.

Well, on Thursday the Titans also added kicker Cade York to the team's practice squad, something Coach Mike Vrabel confirmed before practice.

York, a fourth-round pick by Cleveland out of LSU, went 24-of-32 for the Browns in 2022, including 10-of-15 from 40-plus yards.

He was in the locker room before practice.

"It's all working on myself – getting better every day, putting my head down and working," York said of his mindset. "(Nick) is someone I can learn from. … But I have no lack of confidence and I have a chip on my shoulder and a drive to get better."

-Two local products -- rookie receiver Colton Dowell, who's from Lebanon, and safety Matt Jackson, a Nashville native who played at Hillsboro High – made the team's 53-man roster.

I talked to both players today in the locker room about the thrill of making the team.

And below is edge rusher Caleb Murphy, an undrafted free agent from Ferris State who tallied four sacks in three preseason games to make the squad.

-Defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, outside linebacker Harold Landry, outside linebacker Arden Key, defensive back Tre Avery, and defensive lineman Jayden Peevy did not practice on Thursday.

-The Titans announced a flurry of roster moves late in the day:

-The Titans signed edge rusher Trevis Gipson to the team's active roster.

Gipson tallied 10 sacks over the last two years with the Bears, and 75 tackles in 40 career games since 2020.

In 2021, Gipson recorded seven sacks, 37 tackles, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

-Offensive lineman Corey Levin was re-signed to the active roster.

Levin, who made the initial 53-man roster, was released on Wednesday.

-Receiver Kyle Philips was placed on Injured Reserve.

The move means Philips will miss at least the first four games of the season.

-Offensive lineman Justin Murray was released from the active roster. A day later, he was signed to the team's practice squad.

-Outside linebacker Sam Okuayinonu was released from practice squad.

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