NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two weeks into training camp, rookie pass rusher Kevin Dodd made his debut at training camp on Wednesday.
The Titans second round pick in this year’s draft had missed all of camp up to this point after having foot surgery earlier this off-season.
Dodd was in pads and ran drills with the rest of the team including seven-on-seven scenarios. The Titans plan is to ease him back into playing shape, as well as teach him the defensive schemes, but so far so good for his first day of practice.
“It had been since January since I put some pads on! So, the National Championship game in college was the last time I put some pads on,” Dodds said. “So, it really felt weird putting some pads on. I was excited to be here… The plan is to ramp it up every day as the week goes on.”
Mike Mularkey said it was good to have the rookie out on the field.
“We started with the walk-thru this morning and were smart today. A little individual, seven-on-seven, did a little extra work with him afterwards. A little more physical play, one on one stuff just to see how he’s gonna hold up. He looked good. He’s looking good to this point,” the coach said.
Dodd’s defensive teammates were happy to have him back. And for his first game action, no timetable has been set, but both Dodd and head coach Mike Mularkey are hoping to see him on the field against Oakland in week three of the preseason.