Training camp is finally in full swing for the Tennessee Titans as they look to bounce back from a 6-10 season in 2012.
There are plenty of new faces roaming the practice fields as this team will have to adapt to each other and the new systems that are being put into place by coaches.
A few key position battles will also be going on during the course of Titans training camp, most notably at wide receiver and cornerback.
The Titans will open the preseason at home against the Redskins on August 8th.
A majority of the attention will be on Jake Locker during training camp, and if he looks any sharper than he did at this time last year when Matt Hasselbeck was still lining up behind him.
Locker still has a firm grasp on the starting role, but he'll need to get off to a strong start to keep the critics from calling for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Chris Johnson, who's making one of his signature cuts through the defensive line on this play in training camp, really needs to have a strong season for the Titans to have a shot at any significant success.
Even though Johnson did top 1,000 yards last season, it still was an overall down year for Johnson.
As usual, Johnson has his personal goals set high, and that should mean success for the Titans if those goals are met.
Justin Hunter makes a catch in front of Titans wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson
The Titans moved up in 2nd round of the NFL draft to get Justin Hunter, and possibly be a replacement for Kenny Britt in the future.
Hunter helps this team become more vertical, but missing a good portion of OTAs will make training camp all the more important.
If Hunter can make a quick transition to the NFL from his playing days just down the road in Knoxville with the University of Tennessee, then the Titans will have a formidable offense.
Nate Washington, seen here with Chris Johnson, is the classy veteran that this Titans team is lucky to have.
He's proven over his last four seasons to be a reliable target for Titans' passers as well as durable, as he hasn't missed a game in a Titans uniform.
Washington's role and production may drop a bit in 2013, but his value to the team will remain high.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is the new backup in Tennessee to Jake Locker, but he has virtually no chance at taking the starting job in training camp.
However, an impressive training camp from Fitzpatrick could make Locker's leash a little shorter if he does happen to get off to a shaky start in the regular season.
Fitzpatrick threw for 80 touchdowns in four seasons with the Bills, so he's more than capable of being the starter if things go downhill for Locker.
Damian Williams, who's shown making a catch here, is one of the guys who will be battling for one of the few remaining spots left on the roster as a wide receiver.
A couple productive seasons should be enough for Williams to hold onto a roster spot, but he still has to have a strong training camp to ensure that his spot his completely safe.
If he does make the team, he'll probably have a minor role on the offense compared to his increased action last season.
Kendall Wright is seen here taking some time to laugh with Chris Johnson and wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson.
It was a very productive rookie season for Wright in which he led the team in receptions and targets. He had a few key drops, but that's to be expected from rookie receivers.
Wright figures to put up more solid numbers in 2013, and maybe even become the team's leading receiver if Kenny Britt doesn't pan out.
Rashad Ross, who is an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State, is seen making a catch here in Titans training camp.
It's never easy for undrafted free agents to find their way onto the 53-man roster, but the Titans have had some past success with undrafted free agents.
Ross will have to use his crazy speed and his ability to make big plays to make it onto the final roster after training camp comes to an end.
Andy Levitre was one of the bigger free agent acquisitions this offseason for the Titans, and he should help the Titans have one of the top offensive lines in the NFL.
Having a former offensive lineman as accomplished as Mike Munchak as head coach doesn't hurt, either.
Levitre, and the rest of the offensive line, will learn a lot this training camp from Munchak on establishing a formidable offensive line.
Mike Munchak is 15-17 in two season as Titans head coach
Mike Munchak is heading into a make-or-break season with the Titans. He has to convince the organization that this team is heading in the right direction under his watch.
The Titans made a lot of offseason moves, and got much deeper at key positions. If the Titans can't show some considerable improvement from 6-10, then Munchak will most likely be out as Titans head coach.