David Stewart is a man of few words.
David Stewart practiced for the first time since breaking his right leg last December vs. the Texans.
So for him to give an interview that stretched 2 minutes and 26 seconds, something important must have happened involving the tackle nicknamed “Big Country.”
It was. It was the first day of training camp and Stewart was practicing for the first time since suffering a broken right leg last Dec. 2 against the Houston Texans.
“It feels good to be back out there, and the recovery, we're just testing the waters right now. This is the first real live action I've had since it happened,” Stewart said.
Stewart was limited to individual reps during the latter part of the Tennessee Titans off-season work. He was one of a number of Titans offensive linemen to make their way back healthy for training camp. The only player missing was first-round pick Chance Warmack, who still has not signed his rookie contract.
“We got (Andy) Levitre back for the first time in team drills. We got Stewart back the same way. We limited their reps in the team period, but they participated in every drill we had,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “They're doing well. That's the good part. We can't worry about who's not here. We want all our guys here, and Chance, I'm sure, will be here soon.
“Chris Spencer is another guy we didn't talk much about. He was hurt and missed most of the OTAs. He's out here also. We got three guys back, and we're waiting on one more. It was nice to see Levitre next to Roos and Stewart in there playing again.”
When asked how the process of returning was coming along and how close he might be to being 100 percent, Stewart was in wait-and-see mode.
“We'll see in the morning. That's the first live reps I've had,” Stewart said.
Asked why he would need more time, he replied, “To see how sore I am.”