WR Justin Hunter has big practice, Titans feel he's trending up

Justin Hunter was on his game during Monday's practice and has been impressive for the Titans throughout training camp. AP Photo/Mark Zaleski

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Justin Hunter highlighted Tennessee Titans practice Monday, making several good grabs and looking like the type of target Tennessee longs for him to be.

We see him turn timid when things go bad early. That wasn't the case Monday, as he showed mounting confidence as he made plays.

He caught a deep ball up the left side, saw an incomplete pass go over his head, reached up to pull in another pass, controlled a throw even as it took him too far out of bounds, rolled right with Mariota and grabbed a ball in the middle of several defenders and had at least one more catch.

“He’s been trending up,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Hunter.

Marcus Mariota was a little less accurate than usual, finishing nine-of-17 passing. (He's now 137 for 219 in 13 camp practices.) Two interception opportunities were botched by the defense.

Perrish Cox had his hands on a pass up the right side thrown over Anthony Fasano's head but failed to bring it down. And when Derrick Morgan bated a pass at the line, Brian Orakpo dove and nearly had it but couldn’t collect and control it.

“I thought we had a top 10 play there,” Morgan said.

Mariota had one throw that rated as remarkable, even if it came in combination with poor coverage. A big rush backed him up, and he was moving straight back in the pocket and a long way from the line of scrimmage as he let a pass fly that was all arm, finding Kendall Wright down the middle as Zach Brown ran at the QB.

In other developments out of practice: