What Tennessee Titans rookie Treylon Burks said about his conditioning after questions are raised
Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks said his conditioning “differs every now and then” from where he wants it to be, but was generally vague as to his health status and why he’s been limited in offseason practices.
Speculation about the NFL Draft first-round pick’s conditioning level has risen since the first day of rookie minicamp last month when he didn’t finish practice. He was seen using an inhaler and at one point was pulled from individual drills to have ice placed on his neck.
The 18th pick, Burks has also been limited in the first two open sessions of organized team activities.
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A report Monday from Sports Illustrated’s MMQB said he “labored” through some pre-draft workouts, which was a “red flag” for certain teams.
“It differs every now and then, but I’m just taking it one day at a time and just playing ball,” Burks said Wednesday when asked about his conditioning level.
Asked about the inhaler, Burks said he’ll keep that “in-house” and deferred questions to coach Mike Vrabel.
“We’re excited about Treylon,” Vrabel said. “We feel good about every guy we draft. That’s why we draft them. He’s gotten better each day he’s been here. … I just rely on the trainers and our medical staff to try to take care of these guys and communicate with me.”
Asked about not being able to get through all drills at this point, Burks said “everything isn’t perfect.”
“I don’t really worry about them at all,” Burks said about dealing with setbacks. “Everyone is going to have setbacks. It’s just how you come back and attack it and keep going.”