Finnegan wrote Sunday that he had spoken with his coaches and teammates and would resume “all things asked.” He said his personal issue needed attention but that he would be back at practice Monday, when he will answer all questions.
“My absence had nothing to do with a holdout yet a personal matter that Titan officials were aware of. I am grateful for being a Titan,” Finnegan wrote in one post. “I am also thankful for my current contract and direction of team.”
The Titans first noticed Finnegan had left camp when he did not attend a special-teams practice Saturday morning, and General Manager Mike Reinfeldt said after practice Saturday afternoon that the team had tried unsuccessfully to reach Finnegan. Reinfeldt said the team was surprised he had left camp.
But Finnegan wrote that the Titans knew of his absence and were disappointed he was not there.
“Being absence from a team function doesnt mean holdout or your unhappy Family issues come up I’m human thank you Nashville for understanding,” Finnegan wrote.
EAGLES WAITING FOR JACKSON Eagles Coach Andy Reid said he was ignoring reports that wide receiver DeSean Jackson would end his holdout and report to training camp Monday, as various news media outlets have indicated.
“We’ll see,” Reid said. “I haven’t really focused on that. I haven’t talked to him. If he’s here, more power to him. If he’s not, like I told you before, my focus is to make sure that I get the guys that are here coached up.”
Jackson, a two-time Pro Bowler, will earn $565,000 this season, the last on his four-year rookie deal. If he does not report by Tuesday, he stands to lose a year of service time toward free agency.
FALCONS KEEP SNELLING Jason Snelling agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Falcons. Snelling rushed for more than 900 yards while backing up Michael Turner the last two years. Snelling, who was a restricted free agent, participated in the team’s walkthrough practice on Sunday afternoon.
BRADFORD SHARP IN SCRIMMAGE quarterback Sam Bradford looked sharp executing the new St. Louis offense in the red zone during a scrimmage. Bradford completed 13 of 20 passes for 140 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Rams’ second-team defense. He threw one interception.
Bradford’s favorite target was Danny Amendola, who caught eight passes for 70 yards. Mike Sims-Walker caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.
The scrimmage involved running plays, third-down situations and red-zone work under the direction of the offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
The running game did not look as sharp. Cadillac Williams rushed six times for 16 yards. Jerious Norwood had three attempts for 7 yards. Steven Jackson, who was not on field much, had one carry for 3 yards.