RTC: Lewan benefiting from time at guard

Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans …

Time as the starting left guard while Andy Levitre (appendix) is out is helping first-round pick Taylor Lewan, says John Glennon of The Tennessean. “Lewan's cross-training is helping him develop quicker reaction times, allowing him to broaden his knowledge of the offensive line's responsibilities, and giving him the kind of first-team reps that he would not have been getting at tackle.”

Derek Hagan’s deep catch was a highlight of Thursday’s practice, says Glennon.

Zach Mettenberger bought a signed Eddie George jersey from team equipment manager Paul Noska, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

To which I say: I thought this was weird, since getting a George autograph won’t be difficult for Mettenberger. George is the color analyst on preseason broadcasts. But it’s a white Oilers jersey, which is a bit nostalgic and not necessarily easy to find.

Levitre is trying to stay patient while waiting for the medical people to say he can return to practice, says Wyatt.

Shawn Jefferson rates as the best position coach Nate Washington has worked with in his career, says David Boclair of the Nashville Post.

The Titans played through simulated crowd noise on Thursday. Amie Wells of the team's website has a report. (Video.)

Charlie Whitehurst says the Titans are starting to feel like the new offense is their own, says Joe Fann of the team’s website.