Which Tennessee Titans impressed in Saturday’s preseason win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Who hurt himself?
Our assessment of the 18 players:
Quarterback Malik Willis
Willis still has a long way to go — he thought he escaped the pocket a lot against the Bucs — but coach Mike Vrabel admitted there were things he improved on in his second preseason game. The original third-round pick also had his first passing touchdown against Tampa Bay.
Wide receiver Treylon Burks
Burks had just one catch for four yards, but Vrabel was pleased with his efforts as a blocker and getting open down the field even though he was only tackled three times.
Running back Julius Chestnut
A 12-yard run by Chestnut was the longest run by a Titans running back Saturday. His 79 rushing yards through two preseason games lead Tennessee’s backfield.
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Quarterback Logan Woodside
Woodside threw an interception, bringing his total to three in two preseason games.
Wide receiver Reggie Roberson Jr.
Roberson led Tennessee in targets (5), receptions (4) and receiving yards (47) on Saturday.
Wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick was the Titans’ second leading receiver against the Bucs with two catches for 29 yards. Vrabel said his blocking ability has improved and he’s made strides as a special teams kicker.
Wide receiver Kyle Philips
Philips had a 35-yard punt return, showing his ability to play on special teams.
Punter Ryan Stonehouse
Stonehouse had an impressive 68-yard punt return against Tampa Bay, but two of his four punts in the game were backward.
Punter Brett Kern
Both of Kern’s punts pinned the Bucs inside the 20. Vrabel said he’s hitting better than last year.
Defender Joshua Kalu
Before leaving the game with a groin injury, Kalu had a pass defensed and a forced fumble. He was in a three-way tie for a team-leading five hits.
Linebacker Joe Jones
Jones had a 38-yard punt return that set up the Titans’ only touchdown.
Running back Hassan Haskins
Haskins has shown he can be a pass catcher out of the backfield, but he has been ineffective as a rusher over the past two preseasons, averaging 3.2 yards per carry (19 rushes, 58 yards).
Linebacker Chance Campbell
Campbell broke up a pass and posted a tackle for loss.
Forward Dillon Radunz
Radunz didn’t start and had a fake penalty and gave up a handful of pressures.
Outside linebacker David Anenih
Anenih had a sack, bringing his total to three in two exhibition games.
Safety Adrian Colbert
Colbert had two close interceptions.
Defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr.
Johnson, who claimed waivers last week, continued to make a strong early impression, forcing a scratch in the win.
Outside linebacker Rashad Weaver
Weaver stuffed the stat sheet in his first game at Nissan Stadium since last year: a sack, two quarterback hits, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery.