You can always tell when you’ve reached the OTA portion of the offseason because of the spike in players talking about being in the best shape of their lives.
One of this year’s entries on that front is Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright, who told the Titans website this week that he’s never been fitter. Wright has dropped 14 pounds since the end of last season by working out at Baylor and by changing his diet to eliminate junk food. Wright thinks the latter is the bigger factor in his svelter look at the Titans’ offseason workouts.
“For the most part, it wasn’t about the running,” Wright said. “I just started taking care of my body and eating right. I wasn’t eating right at all. I was eating a lot of junk food because that’s what I like and that’s what I’d buy, but I cut down on that and just started eating right. When you don’t buy it, you’re not going to eat it, so I just stopped buying it.”
Wright led the team with 64 catches as a rookie, although his 9.8 yards per catch show that there’s plenty of room for him to grow as a player in his second season. Wright was able to threaten defenses down the field in college and you’d expect to see more of that in 2013 if the Titans offense takes the strides the team hopes to see. If not, at least Wright will look trimmer while catching short passes.