The Tennessee Titans kicked off a three-day minicamp on Tuesday and there was plenty of note on the first day. Specifically, wide receiver Kenny Britt and defensive end Derrick Morgan were impressive, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Britt reportedly had the "catch of the day" early on in practice. He made a one-handed catch as he was falling, and managed to keep one foot and a knee inbounds. Morgan looked good in drills, specifically pass rush drills, beating tackle Mike Otto for a would-be sack of Locker.
Having Britt look great in minicamp and later, training camp, can only be a good thing for the Titans. After a promising rookie year that saw him finish with 701 yards receiving and three scores, Britt hasn't played a full season, missing 19 games over the past three campaigns. Last year, he had just 589 yards receiving in 14 games.
The team would like Britt to step into that No. 1 receiver role and flourish. Morgan, meanwhile, has been disappointing as well. He's been only so-so against the run and hasn't been that effective of a pass rusher, though last year was his best season yet, with 6.5 sacks over the course of 16 games. Prior to 2012, he hadn't completed an entire season.
Morgan's job should be easier this year, with the Titans adding help on the interior of the line with Sammie Lee Hill and Antonio Johnson. Tennessee has had lacking production from all positions on the line, so we may see more from Morgan with some added help.
Both Britt and Morgan will be starters this year, and both will be expected to perform. They're getting an early start in minicamp, but things will really heat up in training camp and the preseason.