Titans first-round pick Treylon Burks said recently that “everybody is going to have setbacks” as they make their way into the NFL and one of the ones that Burks is going to have to deal with has revealed itself in the early days of his pro career.
Burks had to leave his first practice early and he’s missed other time during the team’s program as well, including Tuesday’s practice. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t say what was keeping Burks off the field, but wide receivers coach Rob Moore said in his own media session that asthma has been contributing to Burks’ issues this spring.
“It’s unfortunate,” Moore said, via Turron Davenport of ESPN.com. “Some of the things he’s dealing with are out of his control. The kid has asthma.”
Burks was acquired with the first-round pick the Titans got from the Eagles for A.J. Brown, so he joined the team with the expectation that he’d be moving right into the lineup. Moore said Burks “understands what the expectations are” and that he remains excited about what the rookie will be able to do once he can “get himself healthy.” Given the role Burks is set to play, the sooner that happens the better in Tennessee.