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July 24, 2013

Titans start camp without Warmack, 3 on PUP list

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Munchak said they feel comfortable with what Warmack did during the offseason program.

"He still has a lot of work ahead of him," Munchak said. "We all know that, but it will all depend. If for some reason he misses an extreme amount of time that changes the equation. So we'll wait and see. I assume that's not going to be a discussion we're going to have to have."

The Titans also will put three players on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Tight end Delanie Walker, one of those new free agents, had arthroscopic surgery following the offseason program to repair soreness in his knee. Munchak said Walker will play at some point this preseason.

Receiver Kevin Walter, another new free agent, is more questionable after surgery last week to repair a disc in his back. Munchak said Walter's recovery may take up to four or five weeks, which could put Walter's job at risk with Tennessee having a handful of talented receivers. Munchak said the Titans know what to expect from the veteran once he's healthy.

Safety Robert Johnson is the third player still dealing with a foot injury that kept him out all offseason.

This is Munchak's third training camp, and he has everyone, including coaches, staying in a hotel near the Titans' headquarters for the first two weeks. Munchak said that will keep everyone focused on football to pick up where they left off five weeks ago.

"We're not happy with the way things happened last year so this is our time now we can finally start doing something about it and see where we're at," Munchak said.

His Titans are ready too.

"Guys are hungry," defensive end Derrick Morgan said. "I know I am. We're tired of losing. Last year was a miserable season for me. I know it was for a lot of people. I know we don't want to feel that way in January, so we're going to do whatever it takes to be playing playoff time and be in New York for the Super Bowl. That's my goal. I know as a team we have collectively the same goals. We're going to work toward them."

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