Lewan (concussion) is reportedly "progressing well" as he aims to retake the practice field, Travis Haney of The Athletic reports.
The nature of head injuries is rather foggy and largely categorized by isolated timelines. It's tough to predict when Lewan will be ready to make a return, but the positive news stemming from Nashville suggests he may be close. Lewan's practice availability throughout the week should provide a good indication of whether he'll play in Week 3 action.
Lewan is still in concussion protocol, though Coach Mike Vrabel noted that he will be reevaluated Friday. If that goes well, Lewan may have the chance to do individual drills in the hopes of suiting up for Week 2 against the Texans.
So long as he remains in the protocol, Lewan will not be able to participate in practice. As a result, his status for Week 2 against the Texans remains in question. Lewan is a key piece of the team's offensive line, blocking the blind side for Marcus Mariota.
Lewan's contract falls just short of the $84 million that Zack Martin received from the Cowboys, but Lewan's deal is also a year shorter in length. He will officially earn both the most ever for an offensive lineman in annual value, as well as the most guaranteed money -- $50 million. As a result, he will protect the blind side for franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota for at least the next five seasons.
Perhaps it is the advancements in negotiations rather than goodwill that led to Lewan's arrival at camp. Either way, the Titans are relieved to know this contract dispute appears to be nearing an end. With Lewan at camp, expect both sides to reach an agreement as early as Wednesday afternoon.
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|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||9:30 am|
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|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|