NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans just wrapped up Day 3 of training camp.
Here’s what you need to know …
What stood out
• The Titans practiced in full pads for the first time in camp, and there were some big collisions. While coach Mike Mularkey liked the intensity, he didn’t like the fact the team was sloppy at times.
• Running back DeMarco Murray made some nice runs right up the gut in a team period when the offensive line opened some gaping holes. On three straight plays Murray gained positive yards, and he looked good doing it.
• Defensive lineman Antwaun Woods – all 318 pounds of him — busted through the middle and wrapped his paws around 5-7, 174-pound running back Khalfani Muhammad, and then landed right on top of him early in practice. Muhammad got up, and to his credit, showed some burst when he got his hands on the ball during practice. (He probably didn’t want Woods catching him).
• I noticed rookie tight end Jonnu Smith more on Monday than previous days. On one play in particular, Smith caught a Marcus Mariota pass across the middle of the field and turned in a nice gain.
• Receiver Corey Davis made some plays, but he wasn’t as noticeable on Day 2 as he was out of the gate in his first practice on Sunday. Mularkey said he talked with the rookie on the way off the field, and Davis acknowledged as much. Mularkey likes the first-round pick’s work ethic, and approach.
• Linebacker Nate Palmer busted through the middle to meet running back Derrick Henry in a run period.
• On 1-on-1s with the receivers and cornerbacks, receivers Rishard Matthews, Jonathan Krause and Taywan Taylor all made really nice grabs. Taylor got open deep, and caught a ball from quarterback Alex Tanney.
• The Titans found some interesting ways to get the ball in the hands of Taylor on Monday, including some on gadget plays. Even with some veterans around him at the position, Taylor continues to get himself noticed in practices.
• Mariota hasn’t…