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Whisenhunt looks forward to Titans' minicamp

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- New Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt looks forward to discovering just how many holes the team filled through free agency.

The Titans will take the field for a voluntary minicamp next week. Whisenhunt said Thursday he's eager to see his team and begin an evaluation process that could affect the Titans' draft strategy.

''Next week will be good to get some time on the field for our guys to see what we have,'' Whisenhunt said. ''We'll see (what needs to be addressed) when we get to that point. I like what I've seen in the limited amount of time I've had with them. You're being evaluated every time you step on the field. They understand that.''

Quarterback Jake Locker, working his way back from a foot injury that limited him to seven games last season, won't participate in team drills next week. Locker might be able to do some individual work.

''He's doing really well in his rehab,'' Whisenhunt said. ''He's to the point where he's able to jog a little bit on the foot, and I feel really good about the feedback I've gotten from (head trainer) Todd (Toriscelli) and from Jake. It's very encouraging.''

Whisenhunt added that center Brian Schwenke, guard Andy Levitre and linebacker Akeem Ayers, who all underwent surgeries in the offseason, likely will miss the minicamp work as well.

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