Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel stormed out of his Friday press conference 90 seconds in after questions very roughly inside linebacker Zach Cunningham, whom the Titans claimed off waivers Thursday.
Initially asked approximately Cunningham, Vrabel said he was in flames going on to grow him to the Titans, but added that he’ll chat more more or less him later-door week, gone he’ll begin lively taking into account Tennessee. Vrabel stated that the linebacker won’t comport yourself for the Titans (8-4) taking into account to the Jaguars (2-10) Sunday at Nissan Stadium (noon, CBS).
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After a second ask roughly Cunningham, in regards to once exactly he’ll motivate functioning, Vrabel reiterated that he’ll chat just very about him when week. Then a third ask approximately the linebacker, inquiring more or less his skillset, set Vrabel off.
“This is ridiculous,” said Vrabel, as he walked off. “This is as a result stupid. It’s a waste of my period, man.”
Cunningham, 27, is seen as a major boost for the Titans’ excuse, shoring occurring an slighted-depleted inside linebacker room.
The Texans in description to Wednesday waived Cunningham, who starred at Vanderbilt, after disciplinary issues gone the franchise. He was suspended for Week 13 for physical late to a scheduled COVID-19 test. He was moreover benched for the first quarter of Week 2 after recurring tardiness.
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Cunningham in 2020 led the NFL in solo tackles (106) and amass tackles (164). A 2017 second-round pick, Cunningham has 67 tackles (including four for loss), a quarterback hit, three passes defended and a exasperated fumble in 10 games this season.
Ben Arthur covers the Tennessee Titans for The USA TODAY Network. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on the order of Twitter at @benyarthur.
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