According to a report from Paul Kuharsky, multiple Tennessee Titans didn’t make the trip to Green Bay for Thursday’s pre-season opener.
Brian Orakpo, Rashaan Evans, Bennie Logan and Kendrick Lewis are not with the #Titans in Green Bay, along with the two PUP guys, Jack Conklin and Rashad Matthews.
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) August 9, 2018
Brian Orakpo has missed most of pre-season with a shoulder issue. I wouldn’t be too worried about the veteran pass rusher.
Kendrick Lewis and Bennie Logan not making the trip is a bit odd, since both players returned to practice this week.
The biggest concern, however, is that first round selection Rashaan Evans didn’t make the trip. Evans hasn’t practiced since last week and it’s unclear what’s going on with him.
When Evans initially left practice early, it was assumed he was dealing with cramps or maybe struggling with the heat. But at this point, it’s clear that whatever he’s dealing with (we don’t know because Mike Vrabel doesn’t like to elaborate on injuries) is more serious than cramps.
Reading between the lines of Kuharksy’s report, it appears that Corey Davis, who left practice early last Saturday and hasn’t practiced in full since, made the trip to Green Bay.
But even though Davis made the trip, that doesn’t necessarily mean he will play. If he’s not 100 percent by game time, it’s unlikely he sees any action.
If that ends up being the case, it will be two years in a row that Tennessee’s first selection will not be on the field for the Titans’ first pre-season game.
Perhaps it’s just a string of bad luck for the Nashville based franchise. Whatever it is, the Titans need to find a way to get healthy (especially Evans and Davis) before the start of the season.
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