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Titans not concerned signing QB Mariota


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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is the only unsigned first-round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft, but the team doesn’t seem concerned.

Titans general manager Ruston Webster said Friday he doesn’t see a problem getting a deal done soon with the second overall pick.

“It’s going like most contract situations go about this time of year,” Webster told ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky on Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone. “We have had good conversations. We’ll continue to have good conversations. Looking forward to getting that done and him being in here for camp.

“I personally don’t see there being a major issue. … I don’t concern myself too much with it if a guy misses a few days. We’ve had good talks. We’re motivated. Marcus is motivated. So I would expect that we would be able to get something done. As you said, we have plenty of time right now, so we’ll just see where it all goes.”

The Titans finished mandatory minicamp on Thursday and players will report for training camp on July 30, with practice starting the next day.

Mariota still has plenty to learn, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt and Webster like what they have seen from the rookie during OTAs and minicamp.

“I think he’s done a great job to this point for a rookie quarterback coming to a new offense and a new situation,” Webster said. “Obviously very prepared when he steps on the field. I think the physical talent is evident when you watch him out here, which is really one of the main things I look for when they get here that we see in him or any player what we saw on film and live in games. That’s been really good. He handled himself great in situations. I like the way he deals with our team and the other players. He’s working hard at it. He’s working very hard at it. So we feel very good about it.”

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