Three Quick Hits from Thursday's OTA Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans just wrapped up their 10th day of organized team activities at Saint Thomas Sports Park. Next week, they'll be in the field for a three-day minicamp.

Three quick hits out of practice:


Learning experience**

Rookie safety Kevin Byard made a really nice play in today's practice when he broke up a pass in the end zone intended for tight end Phillip Supernaw.

The third-round pick out of MTSU continues to make plays for the Titans.

Coach Mike Mularkey praised the excitable Byard afterward. But he also used the play as a teachable moment for Byard when he approached him on the field.

"He has that knack, and he has made a lot of plays like that,'' Mularkey said of Byard. "I was congratulating him, but I was also telling him, 'Don't taunt. Don't taunt after the play.' Because as great of a play as that was, it will be nullified and you'll have one personal foul and you're one step closer to getting kicked out of the game. It was a great play, but we want it clean, and get back in the huddle."


Caught in a Webb**

The Titans have a heated competition at the cornerback spot, and B.W. Webb is in the middle of it.

Webb had an interception in Thursday's practice. The fourth-year cornerback has appeared in 35 games during his NFL career, including nine games with the Titans last season. He had an interception of quarterback Drew Brees in a game against the Saints on November 8.

"He just quietly makes plays,'' Mularkey said of the 5-11, 190-pound Webb. "Everybody talks about size, and he has a good skill set, he really does. He is good on breaks, he is good on reading quarterbacks, what's happening. And that gives him a better jump than some.

"He has done a good job. It is going to be a competitive group, and he is a part of that competition."

Big plays

The final day of OTAs was action-packed.

Among the plays that stood out:

• Cornerback Blidi-Wreh Wilson had an interception in one-on-one drills in practice.

• Tight end Delanie Walker went up high to catch a pass in the end zone thrown by quarterback Marcus Mariota.

• Supernaw made a nice diving catch in the end zone for a touchdown during a red zone period.

• Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham had a deep ball knocked out of his hands early, and heard about it from his coaches. Later, Green-Beckham went up high to pull a ball in in the end zone.

• Defensive back Lemarcus Brutus got the ball out on a near catch on the sideline by receiver Tre McBride downfield.

• Running back Derrick Henry caught the ball well all practice. I've written about that in another post here at TitansOnline.

Titans veterans and rookies take the field for Day 10 of OTAs at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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