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Tennessee Titans David Stewart out for start of OTAs?

Tennessee Titans star right tackle David Stewart fractured his right leg in Week 13 of the season in an AFC South rivalry game against the Houston Texans, and Stewart would miss the rest of the 2012 season. After a couple of months, the outlook on Stewart looked very optimistic, and he was even expected to make the Titans OTAs. However, it sounds like the optimism has been toned down a little bit, as John Glennon of The Tennessean  reports that Stewart stated he “probably won’t be on field for start of OTAs in May”.

David Stewart specifically said that he still has, “a little bit to go” in his recovery from surgery on his fractured leg, and it will be interesting to see how involved Stewart is in OTAs. He could be out for the entire event, or he could just join the Titans later on in OTAs  early in the month.

The Titans significant investment at tackle has always been a lock to participate in training camp, and I have a feeling the Titans will either let Stewart rest for OTAs or just wait until later on to bring him back. The 30-year-old needs the rest from the broken leg more than a head start on practice this offseason. Stewart has consistently been one of the better tackles in the league, and he had another solid campaign in 2012.

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