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Three Quick Hits from Wednesday's Practice

Posted Sep 6, 2017

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

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

On Sunday, the team will face the Oakland Raiders in the regular season opener at Nissan Stadium.

Three quick hits from today:

Taylor ready

Plenty of focus has been on Titans receiver Corey Davis, and that’s understandable. After all, Davis was selected fifth overall and he’s expected to make a big impact this fall.

But another Titans receiver has also put himself in a position to help early – Taywan Taylor, a third round pick out of Western Kentucky.

Taylor, who led the team in receiving yards during the preseason, is set to play in his first regular season game on Sunday.

“I am looking forward to it,” Taylor said. “I am definitely anxious, but taking it one day at a time to make sure I ready. All of us rookies want to come in and execute because we plan on contributing early.”

Taylor has looked good every step of the day for the Titans, beginning with the rookie camp in May.

He said the veterans have already told him the speed of the game is faster in the regular season.

Taylor said he’ll be ready. 

“I won’t have trouble sleeping,” Taylor said. “I think I’ll be good just for the simple fact the preseason prepared me well. The preseason games gave me a feel for how things are going to be on Sunday. The night before game day I need to study up on everything I need to know to make sure I’ll be good to go, but I’ll sleep well.”

Corey Davis update

So this figures to be a good spot to provide an update on Davis.

While Davis didn’t play in the preseason because of a hamstring injury, he’s made steady progress in practices.

Coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday was his best day to date.

“He probably took more reps today than he has taken all of training camp,” Mularkey said of Davis. “So it was good to see him in there and take as many as he did. And he was pretty productive.” 

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said he’s developed good chemistry with Davis, the fifth overall pick of the NFL Draft.

“He makes it easy, too,’” Mariota of Davis. “I think he is a great player, creates a lot of separation with his route running. And he makes it easy for us to know where we expect him to come out of his routes. For us, we are going to expect a lot out of him and I hope he is up to the challenge.”

Injuries

Titans cornerback LeShaun Sims did not practice on Wednesday because of a groin injury he suffered on Monday.

Mularkey said tackle Taylor Lewan suffered a sprained ankle in practice today.

Mularkey said Sims and Lewan are both “day to day.”