NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans placed right tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Phillip Supernaw on the team’s “Physically Unable to Perform” (PUP) list on Sunday as they reported to training camp.
Both players missed all of the team’s offseason workouts.
Also, Titans receiver Michael Campanaro and linebacker Rashaan Evans were declared “Non-Football Illness” while defensive tackle Mike Ramsay was placed on “Non-Football Injury.”
Additionally, OLB Kevin Dodd was placed on Reserve – Did Not Report.
On Sunday, the Titans opened training camp for all quarterbacks and rookies -- and players who finished the offseason program in June with injuries.
All of the players are eligible to be added back to the active roster by the time training camp kicks off on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The rest of the players on the roster are scheduled to report on Wednesday.
Conklin, who suffered a torn ACL in the team’s playoff game against the Patriots in January, said last week he’s made good progress in his recovery. He’s dropped 10 pounds this offseason, but said he’s stronger.
“I am still rehabbing, but things are going well, no setbacks,” Conklin told Titans Online. “It is hard having a new staff, not able to be out there running around. But I have a great team and the staff has done a great job of getting me (healthy). I am excited.
“You don’t want to come back too early and hurt it again. You want to make sure you are full health and ready to go. If I come back too early, I am not only hurting myself, but I am hurting the team. If I can’t play at the level I need to perform at, there’s really no reason I should be out there playing. I think I need to earn my way back health-wise and practicing and that is something I am working toward and something I am excited to get back to.”
By placing players on “Non-Football Illness” or “Non-Football Injury” the players have extra time to get healthy before camp begins. Some of the players could be on the field for the first day of camp.
Site of 2018 Titans Training Camp
The Titans kick off training camp on Thursday, July 26 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The schedule includes 15 open practices, including two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plus night practices at Centennial H.S. and Nissan Stadium. (Photos: AP, Donn Jones, Gary Glenn)