NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Corey Davis did limited work as the Tennessee Titans' class of 2017 took the field for its first practice at the team’s facility on Friday. But even catching passes against air he looked unlike anyone who has been lining up at receiver for the Titans recently.
Big and strong, Davis moves with a combination of grace and authority.
He said he’s sure he could go all out, but he also said he trusts his coaches. Mike Mularkey said the team is being careful and has plenty of time with Davis, who had surgery to repair torn ankle ligaments shortly after Western Michigan’s season ended.
“We’re monitoring what we are doing with him and right now we are still making sure that’s he’s recovering from his surgery and he’s on schedule,” Mularkey said. “This was all our plan. He’s itching to play and practice, but we’re going to be smart with him.”
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Mularkey said Titans director of sports medicine Todd Toriscelli was around when Davis met Marcus Mariota for the first time and passed along that Mariota was impressed with how big the 6-foot-3, 209-pound Davis is.
Davis was part of the walk-through in the morning and did the individual period at the afternoon practice.
Third-round pick Taywan Taylor looked smooth through his first practice. He and Davis will be tied together as players added in the second year of the Jon Robinson-Mike Mularkey regime to boost the offense to a different level.
“I bring whatever they need, I’m happy to be here, happy to do whatever they need me to do, play inside, outside,” Davis said. “My job is to get open and catch the ball.”