NASHVILLE, TN—Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is working on a comeback this season after dealing with knee injury last year. The first step to his comeback is to workout at the training camp. Lewan talked to the media after the seventh day of practice on Wednesday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
A knee injury ended his 2020 campaign last year, but approaching 2021, Lewan feels that he is better than ever, he said optimistically. But going forward, he wanted to take his time and recovered well. "I know in OTAs we spoke, and I didn't want to put a timeline on anything, and I am still not going to do that. I am out doing (individuals drills) now and taking some reps here and there. (But) I feel great. I feel like the exact same person."
In the training camp, Lewan's practice was limited by the coaches. The coaches and medical staffs allowed him to do individual drills, but he's still kept out of any team drills. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel explained that the team is being cautious with Lewan's development and recovery. "It is what he needs and where he is at physically. We are going to have to start incorporating him into doing the jog through, which is good."
Lewan tore his ACL back in October 2020 in the Titans fifth game of the season against the Houston Texans. The veteran left tackle has gone through injury and now working his back to play on the field. Lewan is heading to his eighth year in the NFL, he already played in 90 career games and started in 85 of them.
"I have a newfound appreciation for the game, and I definitely feel like I am back to my normal self, if not a little bit better," the first-round pick said.
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