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Titan’s Kenny Vaccaro Getting Up to Speed with Team

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In just a matter of a few short days, new Tennessee Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro is getting up to speed with his new team, flashing his skills during camp, including a new interception off a Marcus Mariota deep pass to wideout Taywan Taylor.

“I was in the post, which I’ve never done really in my career, but I want to show people I can do whatever they ask me to. I saw Marcus’ shoulders and I was gone,” Vaccaro said, according to ESPN’s Turron Davenport.

Vaccaro wasn’t eased into his first padded practice with the Titans, thrown right into the fire.

“I thought I was going to get worked in a little bit, but it was good. I got to go in there and set the tempo a couple of times. To come out here and be running around, man, I am just thankful,” Vaccaro said.

Vaccaro was playing alongside All-Pro Kevin Byard by defensive coordinator Dean Pees.

“We know and respect each other. He’s an All-Pro safety, a great player. I used to always have to come down in the box and guard. Byard, he’ll come down and do it,” Vaccaro said. “Him having that versatility and my background playing nickel, when you can do that you keep offenses not knowing who’s coming down.”

“I feel like in this defense you can end up anywhere on the field on any play. Having versatility to play in the box or on the post, you have to be able to do it all in this defense,” Byard said.

“Versatility is critical,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said. “Any way we can move guys around will help us. It’s great because it’s a matchup league. Tight ends are matchup guys.”

“I want to make the Pro Bowl. My story is not finished,” Vaccaro proclaimed.

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Jags’ Leonard Fournette, Jalen Ramsey, Others Remain Questionable

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a number of players on the mend, and running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Jalen Ramsey are both questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.

Fournette and Ramsey aren’t alone, as running back T.J. Yeldon, cornerback D.J. Hayden, and right guard A.J. Cann are all questionable as well.

Fournette will likely be a gametime decision.

“We’ve been playing a lot of tough games,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said. “Players are doing the best job they can to get themselves ready to go, but we played a home opener in New York. We played a home opener here. Now we’ve got a divisional opponent.

“When you look at it a lot of teams are going through the same thing, just trying to keep everybody as healthy as they possibly can.”

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Bengals’ Billy Price Out with Leg Injury

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The Cincinnati Bengals will be without rookie center Billy Price as he is dealing with a lower left leg injury, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Dehner Jr.

“Finally figured out what it was this morning,” Price said. “Last couple days was just trying to figure out what it is and what’s the plan going forward. They thought it was an ankle now turned to a foot, there wasn’t any swelling and it wasn’t Lisfranc, so just thankful for that. That’s great news.”

Price will be re-evaluated in two weeks by doctors.

 

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Patriots Sign Corey Coleman To Practice Squad

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The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Corey Coleman to their practice squad earlier this week, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

New England originally signed Coleman to its 53-man roster last week, but he was cut when the Patriots acquired Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. The Pats then opted to add Coleman to their practice squad.

Coleman is close to being out of the NFL completely after his cut from the Buffalo Bills, following his bottoming out with the Cleveland Browns.

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