NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jonnu Smith’s summer work in Florida with Ryan Tannehill provided cause for expectation.

And while Smith has been asked to block more and run fewer routes since injuries weakened the Titans at left tackle we’ve seen dividends there. Smith has scored seven touchdowns, leading a four-pack of tight ends who’s found the end zone 13 times, tied for most in the NFL with the Packers.JSmithAM

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At the same time, Smith (601 snaps), Anthony Firkser (313), Geoff Swaim (283) and MyCole Pruitt (182) have done excellent work blocking and are big factors in Derrick Henry’s production. With 1,532 yards, Henry is on pace for a second consecutive rushing title. And Ryan Tannehill is taking just 1.5 sacks a game.

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