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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The habituation process for Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks has started slowly during his debut with his new team. Burks offered something of an explanation when he spoke on Tuesday for the first time since his inaugural press conference.
“I’m just getting used to it,” Burks said. “Every player comes in different situations. I attack it every day I can. I just take it one day at a time and everything else will take care of itself. Everyone will get setbacks. That’s just the way you come back and attack it. “
Burks visibly worked during his first rookie minicamp training last month and was unable to finish. He was seen using an inhaler and had ice on his neck to cool him off before briefly returning to training.
When asked about the inhaler, Burks turned to Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. Vrabel declined to comment on the inhaler, but said Burks has gotten better every day he has been with them.
Burks managed the training on Tuesday without any problems. The Titans drafted the Burks with the pick (No. 18 overall) acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for AJ Brown.
Veteran receiver Robert Woods identified Brown as the player he would compete with when he was originally traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Titans. Now he sees the Burks and the remaining recipients on the list as a way to push themselves to get better.
“I know I’m a veteran and he’s a rookie, but it’s like I need him to compete with me so I can get better,” Woods said. “This is the highest level of football. It will not be easy for any rookie to pick up. Everyone will be challenged, but he is a great player, a great athlete and we are going to need a lot from him this season. “