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Kevin Walter bummed about being spectator

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    Receiver Kevin Walter could hardly wait to make a good impression when he joined the Titans as a free agent in April.

    Teammates say the 11th year veteran helped set the tone in the offseason program, and provided immediate leadership.

    Walter has been a spectator in training camp, however, after undergoing back surgery earlier this month.

    “And I am pretty bummed about it,’’ Walter said. “It is really hard on me to tell you the truth, not being out there. This is what I have been doing a long time and I want to come in and help these guys, but right now it is time to heal.”

    Walter traveled to California to have a microdiscectomy on July 18. The procedure removed a herniation of a disc that was pushing into a nerve. Walter missed minicamp practices in June because of the back injury. He initially didn’t think he would need surgery, hoping the epidural he received in the offseason would ease the pain.

    But it persisted.

    Surgery repaired the problem. Now he needs patience.

    Walter, who played the last seven seasons with the Texans after spending his first three NFL seasons with the Bengals, was placed on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp.

    Coach Mike Munchak said last week Walter could miss as much as a month. Right now, Walter, who signed a one-year deal with the Titans, is still recovering from surgery.

    He expects to be able to start rehab soon, however. As for when he’s back on the field: “We’ll have to play that by ear,’’ he said.

    “I am absolutely hoping to be ready for the start of the season — that is what I am here for. I am not here to be sitting around,’’ said Walter, who had 41 catches for 518 yards and two touchdowns last season. “This is tough for me. I take pride in my work ethic and doing the little things right. I just want to get out there as soon as possible.”

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  2. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

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    Better get sued to that sitting around thing, cause youre not making this team if youre sidelined, sorry.
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    Sued or use? Lol
    JCBRAVE high fives this.
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    I can imagine. Probably sitting there thinking "Gawd, my career could be over."
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    Oops, nothing gets passed eye glasses with no lenses

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