The Tennessee Titans wanted to wrap up their offseason with a trip to Fort Campbell.
With soldiers at the Army post busy right now Josh Doctson Jersey , the NFL team spent the final session of minicamp with police officers.
The Titans made the very short trip to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's training center near the team's headquarters and learned about how officers are trained , use of force and gun safety .
"We thought that we would mix some gun safety in with interaction with the police department," coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday.
"There was a lot of chiefs, there was 30 police officers, there was cadets. Our guys got to work one-on-one, and those guys were the coaches for the day. We tried to listen and pay attention the best we could, and had a little fun along the way."
The Titans also shot guns on the range, a first for Vrabel. The coach said the Titans met with NFL officials Wednesday going over league policies, which include no firearms allowed at a team's building, parking lot or hotel. Vrabel said no, this visit was not tied to the national anthem.
"This is about us being with the police officers in our community and gun safety Anthony Castonzo Jersey ," Vrabel said.
The Titans wrapped up the session, returned to the team's building and then players scattered for their last break before reporting for training camp July 25.
Quarterbacks, injured players and rookies will be due back July 22.
Even with the offseason ending, the Titans finished some business Thursday afternoon by signing rookie linebacker Harold Landry to his contract to wrap up their four-man draft class. Landry, a popular choice to go in the first round of many mock drafts, fell to No. 41 where the Titans traded up to select him .
The linebacker ranked second in school history at Boston College with 26 sacks and second with 47陆 tackles for loss.
Vrabel is expecting everyone under contract to be at training camp, though Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan is the only question mark with Landry's contract finished. Lewan worked out with the Titans during most of the offseason program, then skipped this week's mandatory minicamp wanting a new contract .
"I would expect all players, all coaches, and all personnel staff to be here under contract," Vrabel said of Lewan. "But http://www.indianapoliscoltsteamonline.com/christine-michael-sr-jersey , do I think he will? I have no idea."
Only right tackle Jack Conklin is not expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Conklin is recovering from surgery to repair a torn left ACL hurt in the Titans' divisional playoff loss at New England.
Wide receivers Rishard Matthews, who watched the offseason sessions open to reporters, and Corey Davis, limited over the past week, are expected to be available.
Vrabel reminded the Titans before they left to get as much personal business handled before training camp as possible. He also told them about the countdown clock he keeps on his phone.
"We're 87 days from our first game," the first-time head coach said. "I think that starts to put things in perspective, and when I say that I get excited to be in this position. 87 days from a real NFL football game. That was the first message, that we're that close."
Notes: The Titans had four players in minicamp and signed WR Brandon Shippen and CB Jarell Carter on Thursday. They waived WR Zach Pascal and CB Jeremy Boykins to clear roster space. Shippen came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent and has been with Miami, the Rams and Chiefs. Carter was undrafted out of Trinity International and spent two months on Arizona's practice squad last year.
The Tennessee Titans have lost their three-time Pro Bowl tight end at least for a big chunk of the season.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota is being evaluated after hurting his throwing arm, and two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan is in the concussion protocol.
And that's just the latest injuries for the Titans.
Now Tennessee has to see who's healthy enough for the home opener Sunday against AFC South rival Houston (0-1) and adapt accordingly.
"What we're going to do every week is try to figure out what gives us the best chance to win, personnel wise Russ Grimm Jersey , who we have available, maybe who we're playing obviously," rookie coach Mike Vrabel said Monday.
"We'll be flexible enough to use any personnel that we think will help us win. I don't think we can commit to anything right now."
The Titans already are down starting right tackle Jack Conklin, who was inactive against Miami as he recovers from a torn left ACL repaired in January.
On defense, starting linebacker Derrick Morgan played only 14 snaps in the Titans' 27-20 loss in Miami as the Titans work the veteran back in after a preseason injury.
Tennessee's top two draft picks also are linebackers, and Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry both missed the opener with injuries.
Add to that the Titans are recovering from the league's longest game since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970 because of two lightning delays that made the matchup in Miami last 7 hours, 8 minutes from the opening kickoff to the final second ticked off.
Morgan said it wasn't easy warming up, cooling down again and again, but thinks the Titans learned some mental toughness from the day that wouldn't end.
"Hopefully it never happens again and we never have to play football for eight hours straight," Morgan said.
Mariota is being evaluated after he lost sensation in his right hand after the game from his injured right elbow. He was intercepted twice 鈥?both after taking a hit from Dolphins defensive lineman William Hayes following a handoff. Vrabel said they're hopeful of getting a good report back on Mariota's arm needing everybody that's healthy and available.
Blaine Gabbert, signed this offseason Eric Ebron Jersey , replaced Mariota and threw for 117 yards with an interception. The Titans do have rookie Logan Woodside on the practice squad, but will wait for a report on Mariota before deciding whether to add another quarterback.
Vrabel did say he told defensive coordinator Dean Pees to take note of how officials are handling quarterbacks carrying out a fake on a run-pass option.
"If that's legal, then we have to do it the same exact way," Vrabel said.
Lewan was resting Monday. Asked about Dolphins lineman Andre Branch's hit, Vrabel said it probably wasn't dirty even if the coach thinks his left tackle "absolutely" was targeted.
The Titans put tight end Delanie Walker on injured reserve Monday and the tight end will have surgery on his right ankle in the next few days. Walker came into the season with the most catches in the NFL by a tight end between 2013 and 2017. He also has been Mariota's favorite target, leading the team in receptions in two of the past three years.
Vrabel said the Titans will evaluate Walker's potential to return this season after surgery. Jonnu Smith, a third-round pick out of Florida International in 2017, has 19 receptions and will be the first expected to fill in for Walker. Smith had talked to Walker and said the veteran was in good spirits.
"It is some big shoes to fill," Smith said.
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