Titans TE Thompson lands in Whisenhunt's doghouse
Tennessee Titans tight end Taylor Thompson, who has missed much of the team's offseason program as he deals with a knee injury, was in Nashville on Tuesday in time for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp.
Unfortunately for Thompson, he was a supposed to arrive on Monday for a physical and didn't make it. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Thompson said his flight was delayed in Houston. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt expressed his displeasure at the fourth-year tight end's absence, saying Thompson would be fined.
"I didn't get (an explanation),'' Whisenhunt said, via Wyatt. "I haven't talked to him because he wasn't here. I texted him and have not gotten responses. … It is a mandatory minicamp, and I think the players have an understanding that they have to be here, and he wasn't here (on time). So it's very disappointing."
As Thompson tries to work his way back into favor with Whisenhunt, he also faces uncertainty over his knee. The 25-year-old, who suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3 of last season, said he's still having issues and isn't healthy yet.
"I'm trying to figure out what the situation is with my knee,'' Thompson said. "At this point I am waiting to hear from doctors and then will discuss it with my agent."
Thompson said depending on what the doctors tell him, he may need surgery. A fifth-round pick of the Titans in 2012, Thompson has 11 catches for 83 yards and touchdown in three seasons in the NFL.
(h/t The Tennessean)
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