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Walker, Walter begin camp on PUP

Three Titans players will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Tight end Delanie Walker, who was signed to a four-year, $17.5 million contract in the off-season, will miss the start of camp after having his knee scoped during the off time before camp began.

Walker was bothered by the knee for some of the Titans OTAs and mini-camp practices, and now will miss several days or even a couple of weeks in camp as he recovers.

“He will definitely at some point play in the preseason,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “But we wanted to avoid him having to worry about doing something later.”

Wide receiver Kevin Walter, who agreed to a one-year contract, could need more time than that after undergoing disc surgery on his back last week. He could potentially miss all of training camp and preseason for the Titans.

“We kept thinking he would be back by the end of the OTAs and he didn’t. … He’s probably going to be out a little longer than Delanie, if it’s four weeks, five weeks or six weeks. It just depends on how his rehab goes,” Munchak said.

Safety Robert Johnson is still not recovered from a foot injury that kept him out of OTA and mini-camp work, and will also start the year on PUP.

Safety Markelle Martin, who missed all of last year with a knee injury and had a groin problem during the off-season work, has been cleared to work individually.

The offensive line, which Munchak says should be a strength for the Titans, is intact. Tackles Michael Roos (back) and David Stewart (leg) have been cleared for team drills, and Andy Levitre, the team’s biggest free-agent signing, is ready to go after missing some OTA and mini-camp work with a sore hamstring.
Munchak said that rookie receiver Justin Hunter is also back and ready to go after missing time in the off-season drills with a tight hamstring.

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