John Glennon, The Tennessean--
Quick hits from Titans training camp practice on Saturday at LP Field:
Gear: Helmets and full pads.
Weather: Warm and breezy.
On the field
In one of the early seven-on-seven drills, linebacker Wesley Woodyard stepped in front of tight end Delanie Walker and made a nice interception of rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
In the linemen's one-on-one drills on the other end of the field, defensive tackle Karl Klug and defensive end Lavar Edwards – both of whom are fighting for roster spots – had good showings.
During the first set of team drills – which matched the first-team offense and the first-team defense – quarterback Jake Locker and wide receiver Nate Washington were in synch, as Washington caught four passes during the drive.
Locker looked good for the most part on that drive until the final play, when he underthrew Walker in the end zone. The ball went straight into the midsection of linebacker Zach Brown, who was unable to hold on for the interception.
Tyler Wilson got the initial third-team reps, with Mettenberger getting the next series. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said not to read anything into that, noting that he continues to alternate between the two. Wilson had one of the nicest passes of the night, connecting deep down the left sideline to Brian Robiskie.
On the final series, Mettenberger showed glimpses of his big arm. He just missed connecting with wide receiver Michael Preston on a pass that Mettenberger flicked 55 yards down the field. He then whipped a nice completion over the middle to Robiskie.
In the continuing competition to try to replace Rob Bironas, Maikon Bonani went three-for-five on the night, while Travis Coons went four-for-five. Bonani hit from 33, 39 and 47 yards, but was way left on an attempt from 43 yards and also missed from 42. Coons hit from 41, 39, 42 and 47 yards while missing from 49.
Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh appeared to get more of the work in Alterraun Verner's old spot, as he and Blidi Wreh-Wilson continue to alternate in that role.
Taylor Lewan continues to start at left guard in place of Andy Levitre.
The Titans were twice forced to call timeouts during the drives, which Whisenhunt chalked up to training-camp glitches.
Locker fumbled a snap during his series but recovered it.
When the team practiced punt returns, Leon Washington got the first opportunity, followed by Marc Mariani and Dexter McCluster.
The practice was closed to the general public, but a large number of fans representing Pinnacle Bank watched from the stands.
NFL officials were on hand for the second straight day.
Center Chris Spencer was excused from practice to attend the Hall of Fame induction of former Seattle teammate Walter Jones.
Defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (leg) sat out another practice, while defensive end Mike Martin missed his first. Martin had a wrap around his lower leg.
Guard Andy Levitre remains sidelined as he recovers from an appendectomy and defensive end Marcus Dixon (calf) is on the physically unable to perform list.
2:20-4:05 Sunday (open to public)