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Dorial Green-Beckham knows he has to be in “great situations” the next six weeks

Dorial Green Beckham


NFL teams have wrapped up their OTAs and minicamps and many coaches offered reminders to their players about avoiding trouble during the break before everyone scattered until training camp.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt was among those coaches and a player who had a hard time keeping clear of bad situations in college says he took the words to heart. Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham fell to the Titans in the second round of this year’s draft largely because of the off-field incidents that halted his career at the University of Missouri and said Thursday that he’s received the message about how to spend the time off before camp.

“I know that once I leave here and that we’ve got these six weeks offs, we’ve got to protect ourselves,” Green-Beckham said, via the Tennessean. “We know that we’re being watched for everything we do. We know guys are going home and that there are going to be distractions. But we have to put ourselves in great situations, so we don’t do any damage to ourselves or to our team.”

Green-Beckham plans to spend the time off training in Phoenix and welcoming his first child, who is due to arrive in the next few weeks, in addition to continuing to get the team’s playbook down. It’s the right kind of plan for a rookie trying to make an impact in the right way during his first NFL season.