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Titans General Manager talks team roster one week into training camp

Posted: 8:17 AM, Aug 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-05 09:17:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Titans General Manager Jon Robinson’s job is to help the Titans build the most competitive training camp roster and, ultimately, whittle it down to the 53 players the team’s allowed to carry into the regular season as the team looks to build on three straight 9-7 seasons and go from good to great as their team motto states.

Robinson boosted the talent level this offseason with the additions of slot wide receiver Adam Humphries and veteran pass rusher Cameron Wake. He also drafted what appears to be a talented class that’s already seen third round pick Nate Davis see time with the first team offensive line and fourth round pick Amani Hooker receive first team reps in the secondary during training camp. The team’s top two picks, Jeffrey Simmons and A.J. Brown haven’t been able to practice in training camp yet due to injuries.

But Robinson has also had to deal with his share of adversity so far this camp. Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drugs policy, and stars Jurrell Casey and Derrick Henry have been held out of camp as they try to nurse leg injuries back to health.

After the Titans’ scrimmage at Nissan Stadium Saturday night, NewsChannel 5’s Steve Layman caught up with Robinson to talk about the state of the roster one full week into training camp as the team now turns its attention to its preseason opener Thursday night in Philadelphia. You can watch the interview in the video player above.