Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunterremained sidelined with what is believed to be a hamstring strain, according to The Tennessean. Hunter has yet to practice with the Titans since getting drafted in April.
Colin McCarthy told The Tennessean he's still not quite healthy following offseason ankle surgery but that symptoms following a concussion have passed. If I had to put a percentage on it, Id say Im probably about 80 percent, McCarthy said Tuesday. I think the biggest issue Im having is just some of the acceleration, some of the cuts, some of the backpedals, just coming in and out of breaks. I dont feel 100 percent."
The Tennessean reports that Titans running back Javon Ringer is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair an injury he suffered during the 2012 season. Ringer is expected to be fully healthy within a month, however. Ringer suffered a sprained MCL during the teams October 7 game against the Vikings, and the initial plan didnt call for surgery. He rehabbed the injury during the season, but was eventually placed on Injured Reserve after playing in just two games. Ringer, a fifth round pick by the team in 2009, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team would like to find a back to complement Chris Johnson more in 2013. Asked if the door is closed on Ringers return, he said: Not necessarily. But just like anybody else who has been injured, you have to take precaution there and you cant rely on guys who have missed time.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher was told Thursday that tight end Jared Cook felt he was underutilized in Tennessee. Fisher hopes that's not the case in St. Louis. What were getting from Jared out here is what we expected," Fisher said. "The balls going around, were matching him up, were creating mismatches, hes making plays. Whether he was or not, we feel like he can add a dimension to our offense that we dont have. Quarterback Sam Bradford is also impressed with Cook. Hes good. I dont know if you guys have noticed that, hes good," Bradford said. "Cook, hes been great so far. Just the added dimension. Hes a big body running down the middle of the field. Its going to be hard for people to match up with him. ... Its just going to give us the ability to open the playbook and kind of stretch the middle of the field and put stress on the defense in there.
Jake Locker has looked good at OTA practices, The Tennessean reports. Unofficially Locker has thrown 13 touchdowns and has been picked off just three times in team and 7 on 7 drills. Locker also has run for a score in practice. The report does add he has been off target on some throws while on the run.
Dolphins rookie cornerback Jamar Taylor had surgery to repair a hernia and will cost him up to three weeks of practice time. He's a candidate to be back for a June minicamp and should be OK for the start of training camp.
The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas expects to compete for the starting job even though Lamar Miller is considered the front-runner. I dont know why [Miller] would have the inside track, Thomas said. Its an open competition. Everybody has a fair shot. The best player is going to get the job. Nobody has a leg up. Im looking to be that guy . Thats why I put the work in. Thomas said he trained in Arizona with other players including Tim Tebow, Terrell Suggs, LaRon Landry and James Harrison: I wanted to get my legs back stronger [after knee surgery], he said. Ive been very inconsistent. Ive had a lot of injures. This is the year Ive got to put everything together. When Im healthy and on top of my game, I feel like I can play with the best of them.