Burks isn't facing any limitations during the Titans' OTAs this week, John Glennon of SI.com reports. Despite positive comments from Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, Burks was once again in and out of Tuesday's practice, per Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com. The first-round pick was shut down during rookie minicamp due to an undisclosed injury, but the Titans have refrained from providing any more context. It doesn't appear to be a major issue at this point, but if Burks can't stay on field, it'll be hard for Vrabel to trust him during the regular season.
Burks (undisclosed) returned to rookie minicamp practice Saturday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Burks saw his reps somewhat limited, but the 2022 first-round pick was still running routes and working with fellow rookie, quarterback Malik Willis. The Arkansas product is expectedly to immediately fill the void left by the departed A.J. Brown, who was traded to the Eagles on draft day.
The Titans selected Burks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 18th overall. More than the Burks pick, the headlining news was Tennessee's trade of A.J. Brown to the Eagles in exchange for the 18th overall selection, where they took Burks. The Arkansas product is not A.J. Brown, but Burks has a similarly imposing build at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds and showed memorable ability after the catch despite a somewhat disappointing 4.55-second 40 at the combine. As much as Burks is not Brown, he might be the closest stylistic match. The Titans will desperately hope so at least, because with Robert Woods their only other notable pass catcher they're all-in on Burks from Day 1. Burks could be an immediate fantasy factor with so much slack landing on him in light of Brown's departure.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New York Giants||11||20.35|
|3||09/25||Las Vegas Raiders||4||17.67|
|9||11/06||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|11||11/17||@Green Bay Packers||14||20.67|
|15||12/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||2||17.00|