Campbell demoted to bottom of depth chart

September, 4, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tommie Campbell didn’t have an issue losing out to Alterraun Verner for the Titans second starting cornerback spot.

He did have an issue when he was told he’s fifth out of the Titans five cornerbacks.

“I wasn’t surprised at the fact that I didn’t get it,” he said. “I was surprised at the fact that I got moved to the fifth corner, that I’m the last corner on the depth chart. That’s what I am more surprised about. They said my role would be just a special teams player.”

That means he ranks behind Jason McCourty, Verner, nickelback Coty Sensabaugh and rookie Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

Wreh-Wilson’s is a promising player, but has done little to stand out since he joined the Titans.

If the Titans lost one of their top three Sunday in Pittsburgh, I’m not so sure they would turn to Wreh-Wilson ahead of Campbell.

Clearly though, they wanted to send a message after Campbell didn’t meet their expectations. They might have helped him on the front-end by not over-selling the promise of a 2011 seventh-rounder or by having more realistic expectations.

Campbell said he’ll focus on being the NFL’s best special teams player.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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