After a threat of severe weather forced the Titans inside their practice bubble early during Wednesday afternoon’s practice, the skies eventually cleared and the team resumed work outside on day six of Titans Training Camp.
GANTHER, MOORE GET REPS:
Competition continues to heat up at various positions, including running back, where Quinton Ganther and Dontrell Moore received plenty of extra reps Wednesday with LenDale White held out of team drills with a sore shoulder. With three quality backs in front of them; one with extensive NFL experience, one beginning to come into his own, and another with all of the physical attributes, Ganther and Moore realize they have to take advantage of every chance they get on the field. Both players did just that on Wednesday, drawing praise from fans with their quick moves and deceptive power.
White took part in non-contact drills Wednesday but not team drills. Coach Jeff Fisher said he had a sore shoulder and White wanted to practice. But Fisher said it was the coaches' decision to hold him out…Veteran right guard Benji Olson missed practice because he was meeting with a specialist about his lower back. He has missed a couple days because of his low back.... Defensive end Travis LaBoy and defensive tackle Jesse Mahelona sat out with tight hamstrings. Offensive lineman Leroy Harris missed with a mild knee strain, and defensive tackle Rien Long was given the practice off after lightning forced the team to the indoor practice field before coming back outside.
KNOXVILLE YOUTH VISIT PRACTICE:
Vice President of Community Relations Bob Hyde invited head coach Josh Jones of the Knoxville Falcons to practice Wednesday afternoon. Jones brought out three of his 13-14 year-old players to catch a glimpse of the 2007 Titans. Hyde first met Jones during one of the team’s annual Titans Caravan stops in Knoxville before the two saw each other again at the Titans/USA Youth Football Clinic this past June.
The members of the Falcons were able to meet numerous players, including DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, S Chris Hope and LB David Thornton, the keynote speaker during June’s football clinic.
Known for his philanthropic efforts off the field as much for his standout play on the gridiron, Thornton was more than happy to sign autographs for the young football players. “I’m all for the kids, no problem,” Thornton said.
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