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Three Quick Hits from Monday's Practice

Posted Sep 5, 2016

TitansOnline.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers three quick hits from Monday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans just wrapped up practice on Monday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

On Sunday, the team will open the regular season against the Vikings at Nissan Stadium.

Three quick hits after today's practice…

Amaro’s “new slate” with Titans

Jace Amaro has a new team, and a new outlook.

A second-round pick by the Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft, Amaro was claimed by the Titans on Sunday.

“Obviously I went through the (NFL) process, and I am a lot more fundamentally sound than I was my rookie year,’’ Amaro said. “I am a lot better going into this team than I was in New York, so I feel good about. … It is not something where I am going in blind. I feel good about the opportunity here.”

Amaro caught 38 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games during the 2014 season after a stellar college career at Texas Tech, where he was a first team All-America performer. Amaro (6-5, 265) caught 106 passes for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns during his final season at Texas Tech.
 
Amaro, selected 49th overall by the Jets in 2014, missed all of 2015 with a torn shoulder labrum. Amaro suffered a groin injury during this year’s preseason, which caused him to miss a game. He joined tight ends Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano and Phillip Supernaw on the roster.

“At his size and being able to run like he does, (he) is a mismatch,’’ Titans coach Mike Mularkey said of Amaro. “He has some work to do (blocking), but he knows that. I take pride in teaching the ins and outs of blocking at the point (of attack)”

Amaro said he’s ready for a fresh start.

“It’s a new slate,’’ Amaro said. “It’s something where nothing in the past matters any more. What you did with another team is irrelevant. It is just coming out here and proving yourself again and working hard and working hard and earning their respect.”

Welcome Goodlettsville

The Titans hosted Goodlettsville's Little League World Series team today at facility.

The players toured the facility, and they met with players after practice.

Mularkey said he talked with General Manager Jon Robinson about bring the baseball team to the facility, and it was worked out.

“Watching them and watching how they … kept battling,’’ Mularkey said of the Goodlettsville team. “I thought they represented what we do, the Predators, what Nashville stands for, and what a treat to come out here and visit with the players and coaches and reward them for their hard work and effort. It was great having them out here.

“The players were anxious to come over here and meet them and give them a high-five and sign their autographs. It was a good experience for everybody.”

Wright update

Titans receiver Kendall Wright did not practice on Monday, but Mularkey did provide a brief update.

“He is running right now,’’ Mularkey said of Wright. “When I get done talking to you guys, he is going to run for me. So I’ll have (more information for you) on Wednesday.”

Tight end Anthony Fasano did not practice on Monday because of a hyperextended knee, but “he should be full-go by Wednesday,” Mularkey said.

Titans tidbits

Titans receiver/return man Marc Mariani will wear No.87, new tight end Jace Amaro will wear No. 88 and cornerback Cody Riggs has switched to No.24.