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Shonn Greene: Slightly Up
It was a rough first season in a Titans uniform for Shonn Greene in 2013. He struggled to just 295 yards rushing while dealing with a lingering knee injury that he still isn't completely over.
With Chris Johnson out of the picture, it makes Greene's role even more critical as the veteran lining up with rookie Bishop Sankey.
Greene has received first-team reps early on in training camp, according to the Associated Press. This is encouraging news for a guy who hasn't seen much action recently. He did get the day off earlier in the week.
Expectations need to be managed here, and it looks like Whisenhunt is moving slowly with Greene and doesn't want to push him too hard early on.
If Greene shows he can stay healthy in training camp, then I believe he'll earn himself a spot on the roster alongside Dexter McCluster and Bishop Sankey. It would make for a formidable trio.
Dexter McCluster: Slightly Down
McCluster was as good as advertised during the first two days of training camp. He's seen a lot of action at running back to showcase his gifted speed, per Jordan L. Churchill of Music City Miracles.
However, things came back down to reality once the pads came on. McCluster has taken some big hits since contact drills began. It makes you wonder if he'll be able to hold up at running back and if Kansas City saw that as a reason to not move forward with him.
It's still unknown how McCluster is exactly going to be used in this offense and what the ratio is going to be from running back to wide receiver.
The Titans definitely paid a hefty sum to get McCluster in a Titans uniform, so I expect to see him on the field in a number of different combinations.
Jackie Battle: Way Up
Battle is listed as a running back even though most of his work is going to be as a fullback. He's really showcasing his versatility, according to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com:
Trying again: Jackie Battle's been a bright spot at #Titans camp: http://t.co/w8iNV4pkhJ
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) July 30, 2014
This is has been a nice surprise to see Battle find his niche with this team. I thought he was going to be cut due to the crowded running back position, but his value at fullback can't be denied.