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Mike Vrabel drops worrying update on Treylon Burks at Titans minicamp

Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans, Treylon Burks

The Tennessee Titans made a big splash in the NFL Draft when they traded star wide receiver AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles and subsequently drafted Arkansas star Treylon Burks with the No. 18 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Early reports on Burks haven’t been ideal, and head coach Mike Vrabel dropped a worrying update on the rookie wideout on Thursday. According to Vrabel, after sitting out OTA’s, Burks has also missed a handful of practices during minicamp due to issues stemming from asthma.

Via ProFootballTalk, Vrabel described Burks as being “unavailable” at Titans’ minicamp, though he didn’t specify exactly what the issue is. Burks has been struggling with complications from asthma, so it’s possible that’s what is impacting his availability.

Despite these early setbacks, the Titans still have high hopes that Burks can turn into a key contributor for the team. They’ll be hoping he can his health issues sorted out and make a return to the field soon in order to get up to game speed ahead of the preseason and the regular season.

With Brown now in Philly, Burks stands to shoulder a significant offensive load in the aerial attack in his first year in the league, so every rep he can get at camp will be crucial towards getting him ready for Week 1. For now, the Titans will be focused on getting him back to camp and making sure he’s able to fully participate.

Last season at Arkansas, Burks hauled in 66 receptions for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Titans rookie caught 18 touchdowns across three seasons with the Razorbacks, racking up 2,400 yards during that span.