Ex-Jags’ QB Lefwich a Titan?
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:26 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are bringing in former Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich for a physical and to throw to some receivers. But the workout is designed to see if team officials want to add him to what they call a “ready list” of players for emergencies.
Coach Jeff Fisher said they have a number of receivers they are working out today, and he said he’s not going to ask quarterbacks Vince Young, Kerry Collins or Ingle Martin to throw to them.
That is part of the reason for bringing Leftwich in for a visit, a physical and a little work on the field.
“He’s played in the league. He’s been a starter in the league. He’s won a lot of games. We’re bringing him in just to work him out and see where he’s at and even give him a physical and have him throw to some receivers that we’re also trying to determine whether we put on our ready list or not,” Fisher said.
Jacksonville cut Leftwich late in training camp a year ago, and he signed with Atlanta in September. He played in three games because of an ankle and other problems.
A thunderstorm forced the Titans to start their lone training camp practice Wednesday indoors, a storm that scattered blocking pads and other equipment around the field. They came back out and finished despite the slick grass.
Vince Young slipped and came out of a drill momentarily. He returned, but Kerry Collins finished off the practice by running a two-minute drill with the first-team offense.
Defensive end Jevon Kearse also was backed down although he was dressed for practice. Defensive tackle Tony Brown was given the day off. Fisher said All Pro kicker Rob Bironas, who pulled a groin muscle Monday and has not practiced since then, is improving.