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Titans step up rookie WR Davis’ reps

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June 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm.

Jun 13, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) catches a pass against Tennessee corner back Adoree Jackson (25) St Thomas Sports Park  Photo Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 13, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) catches a pass against Tennessee corner back Adoree Jackson (25) St Thomas Sports Park Photo Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Titans first-round pick Corey Davis got to increase his reps on Tuesday and passed the first test with flying colors.

“We’ve been the ones that have monitored Corey Davis. We’ve basically told him the plays we want him to be in. We know when there is a chance of where the ball is going to go,” Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said. “Now, we’re leaving it up to him with what he feels comfortable with, with his body, and how much can he do, and from what I know, it looks like he did everything. That’s a credit to him. He’s been really wanting to get out on the field with his teammates, and I’m glad he’s out there.”

Davis, too, is glad to have the extra reps after being held back.

“I feel good. I got a lot more reps today and was kind of getting more into the swing of things,” Davis said. “I’ve just got to get in the playbook and eliminate the mistakes, and do what I can to help the team. But overall it’s been good.”

Davis, who had been slowed by ankle surgery in the offseason that kept him from running a 40-time at the Combine and his pro day, said he knows the expectations that come with being the fifth overall pick in the draft, and that he already holds himself to an even higher standard.

“(I have) a lot of expectations. People always talk about the pressure that’s applied on me, but I feel like the pressure I put on myself is a lot more than what they put on me. I just go out there with the mindset of one day at a time,” he said. “This is my chance to go out there and make my impression and let these guys know that I can play. I just want to make sure I’m getting better each day.”

–The Titans got a bit of a scare Tuesday when in a drill, a pass was intercepted and when the defense was returning the ball, former linebacker Tim Shaw was knocked down as a bystander behind the offense.

Shaw was tended to by the Titans medical staff and later returned to break down the huddle at the end of the minicamp practice.

Shaw, who has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), has been embraced by the Titans organization since being stricken with the disease. He has a locker in the team’s locker room and also assists with special teams when he is able to.

“Tim is part of our team. He’s part of our coaching staff. We want him out there,” Mularkey said. “He was behind the ball. He was behind the players. Then when there is an interception, it’s not just the offensive guys, but everybody turns to go cover the interception and he was in a bad place at the time, and got bumped and went down. He’s fine. He was worried about the receiver that ran into him. He thought he hurt him.”

–Safety Jonathan Cyprien tweaked an ankle at Tuesday’s practice, but the injury is not believed to be serious.

–Wide receiver Tajae Sharpe, who had surgery recently on his right foot, is out of the cast and in a walking boot. He was using a scooter to get around in the locker room.