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Quick Hits: Three Developments After Tuesday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Training camp is officially over, which means detailed observations of practice are no longer permitted.

Still, the Titans took the practice field on Tuesday to begin preparations for Friday's preseason game at Kansas City.

Some developments…

Who didn't practice

Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (ankle), linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (hamstring), linebacker J.R. Tavai (knee), linebacker Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), guard Chance Warmack (toe), receiver Andrew Turzilli (ankle), quarterback Zach Mettenberger (illness), running back Dexter McCluster (illness), defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, safety Josh Aubrey and kicker Ryan Succop (personal) didn't practice.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said several of the players could return for Wednesday's practice.

Odd man out?

Guard Andy Levitre watched from the sideline in Sunday's game against the Rams while Byron Bell started in his place.

The Titans hit the practice field on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

Whisenhunt has said the Titans will likely start the same front five in Friday's preseason game at Kansas City in a lineup that also includes rookie Jeremiah Poutasi at right tackle.

Levitre, in his third season with the team, said after practice Tuesday his plan is to keep working hard to improve.

"I am on the team, so I'd love to stay,'' Levitre said after practice. "But it's above my pay grade. (My mindset) is to do the best that I can and see how things shake out from there."

Berry praise

Whisenhunt offered praise for Chiefs safety Eric Berry when asked about the former University of Tennessee star.

Berry was diagnosed with lymphoma in December but after going through chemotherapy he was deemed cancer-free in June. He's now back with the Chiefs.

"I have a tremendous amount of respect for that young man,'' Whisenhunt said. "I know he played in the area, and having played against Kansas City, been in that division, played against him, what a fantastic player he is. Whenever you heard the report last year of what he was going through you obviously felt for him. I'm glad to see him back on the field and playing. It's a testament to him, his courage and his strength. It's good for football and good for him."


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