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Titans ‘holding me back a little bit’ in rehab

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Robert Woods is on the comeback trail this offseason as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last November.

Woods, who projected back in February before being traded to the Titans that he’d be ready by the time mandatory minicamp rolls around, recently posted a workout video of himself that shows the veteran is hard at work trying to get himself ready for the upcoming season.

Woods was in attendance at the Titans Foundation Dinner on Wednesday night and revealed with a smile that he is ready to do more than the team is allowing, according to Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.

“I actually feel like they’re kind of holding me back a little bit,” Woods said. “I am trying to get back as well as I can, just doing everything (trainer) Todd Toriscelli has me doing, trying to stay focused and be patient with it. Right now I feel really, really good, getting going, being able to do some things.

“But really my main goal is to be ready, and be back in tip-top shape. I just want to be ready to go when it is time. It is a long season, and you have to be prepared to go every single game and be prepared to last and be explosive.”

In the meantime, Woods has been present at the facility during the voluntary portion of the offseason program and has been lending a helping hand to younger players.

“It’s been fun to watch him work,” general manager Jon Robinson said. “I looked out my window and they were doing some red zone stuff in Phase One and he’s being the SAM linebacker, and he’s showing the tight end, ‘This is where the SAM is going to be in this coverage so you need to adjust your route and do this.’

“He’s just a consummate pro, and he’s everything we’re about. He’s helping our younger players and we’re excited to see him on the field.”

Woods has been impressed with what he’s seen of the organization thus far and says the team has the right attitude to win a championship.

“(I like the attitude) in the weight room, in the training room, in the rehab, guys getting back,” Woods said. “Guys wanting to be here in voluntary workouts, that’s the attitude that it takes to win and win championships and I think this team has it and we just have to build together and do it.”

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