Tuesday was not the best day for Tennessee Titans’ wide receivers.
Veteran Nate Washington was out of the first of this week’s three organized team activities (OTAs) right from the start with an injury to his left wrist, which he sustained in a collision with a teammate during one of last week’s OTAs.
“He fell and banged his wrist last week, but he is OK,” coach Jeff Fisher said. “There is nothing serious. We just gave him a day off.”
Third-year man Paul Williams needed attention from the trainers near the end of practice when he sustained an injury to his right leg in a collision with safety Nick Schommer.
Both incidents took place in the team’s indoor practice facility. Rain forced the team indoors last week. The heat sent them inside on this day.
“They have done a real good job outside,” Fisher said. “Most of their condition work as taken place outside on the non-OTA days. I thought we would be more productive (inside).
“We will have plenty of opportunity to acclimate during training camp. And it is extremely hot out there.”
The Titans have two remaining OTAs, Thursday and Friday. After that, players will be off until the start of training camp, which is set for July 31.
“Regardless of the situation, we will go out on Thursday,” Fisher said.
The good news is that even if Washington and Williams are unavailable for the rest of the week, wide receiver is one position where there is no shortage of bodies.
Currently 11 receivers are on the roster, including two draft picks (Damian Williams and Marc Mariani) and two free agent rookies.
“The thing that’s happening … these guys are all improving,” Fisher said. “The young guys are coming on. It’s going to be a very competitive group. We’re going to keep them fresh (through training camp) and play them, provided the younger guys continue to improve like they have been.”
And provided that no more get knocked out.