Healthy Colin McCarthy ready for battle

Injured for most of last season and limited for much of the recent OTAs, Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy is ready to go for training camp.

Whether he will regain his starting role isn’t as clear.

“He’s healthy. He looks good,” coach Mike Munchak said of McCarthy, who started all seven of the games he played in last year. “There are no concerns there as far as us having to limit him in any way.”

McCarthy will be battling free-agent signee Moise Fokou for the bulk of playing time at middle linebacker. It was Fokou who spent virtually all of OTAs and minicamp with the first team — in part because McCarthy was still recovering from ankle surgery and a concussion, in part because Fokou made a good early impression.

“I’m sure we’ll start off the way we finished (minicamp), rolling guys,” Munchak said. “But now you’re at the next level, now we’re at training camp. So you’ll probably see decisions made a little quicker than you saw in OTAs. You want to start seeing certain guys work with other people.”

Munchak said not to get too caught up in first- and second-team designations early in camp:  “It means nothing. The best guys are going to play without a doubt. They all know that.”

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