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- Arthur Smith
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- Dean Pees
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- Craig Aukerman
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Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) is making progress in his recovery from his ankle injury. I feel like Im in the 85 percent range, the Titans tight end said Tuesday. Today I felt fast getting out of my breaks, and I was catching the ball well. Always a good sign. It was the first time he practiced on the field since Week 1 of last year when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The veteran tight end was a full participant in individual drills but watched most of the team drills. Walker doesn't have a timetable for a return and said he's shed "a few pounds" but is officially listed at 248 pounds. Entering his age-35 season, he will be just two years removed from a five-season stretch in which he had at least 60 catches each season. A bounce-back season could be in the cards with better health, but Walker will be drafted as a risk/reward low-end TE1 this year.
Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (knee) didn't take part in organized team activities on Tuesday but got some work in off the jugs machine after practice. The 23-year-old tore his MCL last year and caught just 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games before his injury in 2018. As long as veteran Delanie Walker, who is also returning from an injury, stays healthy, Smith's fantasy upside will be limited in Tennessee's run-first offense.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis, the fifth overall pick in 2017, has developed a greater chemistry with quarterback Marcus Mariota. He had 65 catches for 891 yards and four touchdowns last season. Me and Marcus, our chemistry is growing every day, and its continuing to grow, Davis said. Our job is to get open and catch the ball. ... Our chemistry is looking good and continuing to grow. The addition of wideout Adam Humphries and the healthy return of tight end Delanie Walker should improve the offense overall, but it might also make it tougher for Davis to get a lot of looks. In a run-first offense with Mariota at the helm, Davis' upside may be capped.
The Tennessee Titans selected Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Brown put up huge numbers at Ole Miss and often breaks tackles for nice gains after the catch. He's extremely athletic -- signed with the Padres out of high school -- and is very fast. There is a lot to like about Brown, and he has the chance to contribute right away in Tennessee's average wide receiver room. However, how much he'll see the ball in a heavy run-first offense will be a big question.
The Tennessee Titans selected Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Simmons was found guilty of malicious mischief in 2016 in an incident that involved several women, which is why he fell in the first round this year. Off-field issues aside, Simmons is a good football player that should be able to produce on Tennessee's defensive line. A lot of teams took Simmons completely off their draft boards because of his background. He has top-five talent, so he could wind up being a steal if he can stay healthy. Because of a knee issue, Simmons is a candidate for the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin the 2019 season.