Healthy McCarthy ready for battle

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    Injured for most of last season and limited for much of the recent OTAs, Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy is ready to go for training camp.

    Whether he will regain his starting role isn’t as clear.

    “He’s healthy. He looks good,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said of McCarthy, who started all seven of the games he played in last year. “There are no concerns there as far as us having to limit him in any way.”

    McCarthy will be battling free-agent signee Moise Fokou for the bulk of playing time at middle linebacker. It was Fokou who spent virtually all of OTAs and mini-camp with the first team — in part because McCarthy was still recovering from ankle surgery and a concussion, in part because Fokou made a good early impression.

    “I’m sure we’ll start off the way we finished (mini-camp), rolling guys,” Munchak said. “But now you’re at the next level, now we’re at training camp. So you’ll probably see decisions made a little quicker than you saw in OTAs. You want to start seeing certain guys work with other people.”

    Munchak said not to get too caught up in first- and second-team designations early in camp.

    “We’re not big on who’s out there the first day and what does that mean,” Munchak said. “It means nothing. The best guys are going to play without a doubt. They all know that.

    “I think we’ll have good competition there for that reason. If McCarthy is there one day and Fokou the next day, it’s not going to mean anything until we get to the games. So it’s just a matter of seeing how that thing goes.”

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  2. JCBRAVE

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    At least we have a back-up plan this year, it was brutal watching Tim Shaw play MLB.
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    Lol

    I'll believe it when I see it.
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  4. The Hammer

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    Healthy, but for how long?
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  5. JCBRAVE

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    *****THIS JUST IN*****

    Titans MLB Colin McCarthy just slipped on the practice field, broken ankle, out 6-8 months
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    Easy man!
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    I don't blame the staff giving Fokou a lot of first team reps, even if McCarthy wins the job he won't stay healthy for a full season.
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    Don't forget the concussion and broken fingers he got while being put on th stretcher.
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    Breaking News... Colin McCarthy started choking at dinner and sprained his throat on a chicken nugget. Sources say recovery period will be 3 to 6 weeks.
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