NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shonn Greene has had two surgeries on his right knee in the past year, so the Tennessee Titans are trying to make sure he stays healthy in training camp.
Greene took part in a walk-through Tuesday before practice, then spent the session on the side rehabilitating his knee with trainers swinging ropes and lifting kettlebells. Left guard Andy Levitre, recovering from an appendectomy last week, also rode a bicycle and lifted some weights.
"We're just trying to be smart with it," Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "He's gotten good work on it for a couple days. Knowing we've got tomorrow off, hit it hard today from the rehab perspective and be back on whatever day it is we practice again."
Greene, who missed five games last season, is heading into the second year of a three-year contract. The Titans need the veteran ready for the season now that Chris Johnson is in New York with the Jets.
Notes: Assistant coach Shawn Jefferson wore a helmet and shoulder pads under a No. 1 jersey during receiver blocking drills and got knocked to the ground. Whisenhunt said it wasn't a big deal. Receiver Michael Preston took a scary hit from cornerback Winston Wright that had teammates huddled around him for a few minutes. Preston did take some snaps later, but Whisenhunt said the receiver will be checked out. Tight end Delanie Walker did not finish practice after taking a big hit with a sore shoulder. Starting center Brian Schwenke went in with a sore leg.
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