Ringer takes lead at Titans' OTA

April, 29, 2010
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With Chris Johnson among a handful of absent Titans, LenDale White traded and the rookies not with the team yet, Javon Ringer worked as the lone tailback at the Titans’ first OTA session of the offseason open to the press.

He held up fine under the workload, despite one bad drop and one rocket he caught with the help of his facemask.

When White was traded on the third day of the draft, Ringer said he first thought of his friend’s opportunity in Seattle, then about himself.

“Now this is my opportunity to make sure I step up to be able to contribute a lot more to the team,” said Ringer, a fifth-round pick out of Michigan State last year.

Said Vince Young: “Big Ring, Pinball, he’s doing a good job out there. He’s doing a good job. I try to slow it down in the huddle when he gets back so he can get a little breather and things like that. From the looks of it right now, he’s doing a phenomenal job. He’s in the right place, he’s continued getting the small details from his coaches and I think he’s going to be an outstanding player for us.”

A couple notes of interest:

  • Eugene Amano was at center with Leroy Harris at left guard, while Mike Otto worked at left tackle for the excused Michael Roos.
  • Jason McCourty worked with the front line defense as the second cornerback opposite Cortland Finnegan.
  • Fisher said the center and second corner spot could still be subject to change.
  • Receiver Kenny Britt has not been around a lot, and rather than risk a muscle pull, he was put with rehabbing players. The way Fisher said it, it sounded like a punishment/ wake-up call situation to me.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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