Titans MLB Colin McCarthy (ankle) says he is at about "80 percent."
McCarthy's 2012 season was marred by a Week 1 ankle injury and a Week 12 concussion. It resulted in him only playing seven games and registering 38 tackles. He expects to be 100 percent for training camp. McCarthy won't be handed the starting job, but there's no reason why he shouldn't win it if healthy.
Jake Locker reiterated Tuesday that his surgically-repaired shoulder feels "normal."
"I don't know a whole lot about it as far as if it's supposed to be better or stronger, but I can tell you it feels better and just the same as it did before I got hurt," Locker said. "I haven't had any problems with it. I haven't had any moments with it where, I'm like, 'Aw, man, I can feel that,' or 'it slipped a little bit.' It feels great. It feels normal and I'm excited about that." Locker isn't gushing the way a healed athlete usually does, but it doesn't appear there's any reason for concern. Locker still hasn't been cleared for contact, but is expected to be before camp.
According to the National Football Post's Dan Pompei, the Titans believe they can "get more out of Delanie Walker than they did Jared Cook."
Yikes. Per Pompei, the Titans plan to play Walker "for more snaps than they played Cook." That's not far-fetched since Walker is a far superior blocker, but stone-handed, he's half the receiver. Nevertheless, the Titans believe Walker can split out wide and "(create) mismatches." That's hard to do for a 6-foot-0 tight end. The Titans have been overly optimistic bordering on aimless with their offseason moves. A reckoning could be coming in 2014.
Titans LB Moise Fokou was reportedly arrested in January for driving under the influence of alcohol.
It's unclear if the Titans knew of Fokou's arrest when they signed him to a two-year, $2.8 million deal in March. Fokou was formally charged on February 4, and the news came to light recently only because he entered a not guilty plea. The case will go to trial on October 22. An NFL suspension seems unlikely. Fokou maintains his innocence and has never been arrested in the NFL before.
Kendall Wright has dropped 14 pounds this offseason after playing near 201 as a rookie.
Wright is listed at 196. "I just started taking care of my body and eating right," Wright said. 201 pounds is a bit bulky for a 5-foot-10 receiver, but 187 is about right. The weight Wright plays at this season shouldn't be a perceptible factor in his production. He'll likely tip the scales somewhere in the 190s. Wright is expected to be a "significant" part of the Titans' game-plan after posting a lukewarm 64/626/4 line last season.
The Nashville Tennessean suggests DT Karl Klug may be on the roster bubble in training camp.
A seven-sack revelation as a 2011 rookie, Klug managed 3.5 sacks in 2012 and earned just 22 percent of Tennessee's defensive snaps. Adding Sammie Lee Hill and Antonio Johnson this offseason, the Titans are trying to get bigger up front. At 6-foot-3, 275, Klug is the club's smallest interior defensive lineman.