Mike Vrabel

Mike Vrabel, wearing his mask, gives instructions during NFL football training camp Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)

As Mike Vrabel described himself as he began his post-practice Zoom press conference with reporters Tuesday, there was some good and some bad at the Titans fourth training camp practice.

It was the team’s second practice in full pads, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill was back after being absent from the practice field on Monday.

“Some good, some bad. That’s about how it is every day,” Vrabel said.

In his return, Tannehill had a particularly nice throw to A.J. Brown, but also there was a nice pass breakup by Adoree’ Jackson against Brown, knocking away a seeming on-target throw by the quarterback at the last minute.

Tannehill also nearly had a pass picked off by a leaping linebacker Rashaan Evans in the first team period of the day.

Tannehill had a pass dropped by tight end Anthony Firkser in 7-on-7, and running back Dalyn Dawkins in that same period couldn’t corral a throw on a checkdown that had plenty of zip and might have been a little behind him.

Got one

Speaking of picks, second-team quarterback Logan Woodside had a pass intercepted in Ibraheim Campbell, a backup defensive back.

On that play, it appeared as though there was some miscommunication between Woodside and the intended receiver Cameron Batson. Batson continued straight on his route, and Woodside threw the ball inside right to the arms of a waiting Campbell.

On the beach

Running back Derrick Henry was back at practice and for the second straight day, took time off about halfway through to do other conditioning. On Monday, it was the exercise bike that Henry spent time on. Tuesday’s activity was spending some time in the sand pit running. He was later joined there by linebacker Rashaan Evans.


In the second day with pads on, there appeared to be some heavy hitting in team drills, especially when second and third-teamers got in the mix to get their work in.

Stadium practice

The Titans will take Wednesday off, and return to practice on Thursday. On Friday, the Titans will go to Nissan Stadium and get their players acclimated to that environment.

Out of practice

Wide receiver Kalif Raymond and cornerback Kareem Orr were out of practice on Tuesday. Also, linebacker Kamalei Correa and safety Kenny Vaccaro continue to be absent from the practice field.


The Titans are taking a lot at the possibility of veteran backup quarterbacks, something they did not address in the off-season. Former Broncos and Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian is on the team’s radar, as well as former Packers and Raiders backup QB Deshone Kizer.

“We’re just evaluating guys to see where they’re at, who’s available and what they look like. We felt like this would just be a good time to take a look at some of those skill players that showed up on that list,” Vrabel said.

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