WR Williams suffers groin injury in OTA work

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 3:27pm

The Titans finished practice short a pair of wide receivers on Tuesday, as Paul Williams left with a groin injury making a nice grab in the end zone of a Kerry Collins pass in one-on-one drills.

Also, rookie first-round pick Kenny Britt was out of practice as well after re-injuring his right hamstring moments before Williams suffered the groin injury. Britt originally suffered the hamstring injury in May OTAs, and had a minor setback last week, but was able to finish practice.

According to Coach Jeff Fisher, Britt will try to test the hamstring during Wednesday’s practice.

The news isn’t as good for Williams, however, who is likely shelved for the remaining OTAs this week.

“Unfortunately, he’s dealing with a groin. I think he’s improved, and he’s done it quietly. I hope he gets back quickly,” Fisher said. “I think he’s probably out the rest of the week.”

Defensive end Jevon Kearse was back in uniform and was a limited participant Tuesday, doing individual drills.

Welcome aboard

The Titans signed offensive tackle Cory Lekkerkerker to replace injured Pete Clifford on the roster.

“We lost Clifford, and we just felt it was important for depth and the fact that we play five preseason games,” Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said. “It was important to get somebody in, so that we can have the depth we need.”

Bad day

The Titans offense struggled through a rough practice, and the defense made them pay in Tuesday’s work.

Quarterback Patrick Ramsey had two completions turn into interceptions, thanks to balls that tipped off the hands of Chris Davis to Vincent Fuller and off Lavelle Hawkins into the arms of Cortland Finnegan.

Also, Fuller raced in front of a Vince Young pass to get a second interception during the practice.


The Titans entertained three officials to help monitor penalties during Tuesday’s work. One concern of late had been defensive offsides penalties, which were fewer on Tuesday than last week.

2 Comments on this post:

By: jps13pat on 6/24/09 at 12:19

Why aren't we sitting Britt? He's obviously struggling, and hamstrings are difficult to mend without rest. We're going to play him again Wednesday, and he's going to tweak his hammy again, and it will be a nagging problem throughout the year. We're in OTA's for crying out loud. Let the kid get his health back when missing time isn't detrimental to our season.

In other news, how ridiculous is the name Lekkerkerker? Please tell me that's a typo...

By: gratefulted on 6/24/09 at 7:59

Four K's in one name is illegal. I think.