When on the field, Kristian Fulton has been a difference-maker for the Titans’ defense. The problem is, he hasn’t been able to stay healthy, with the LSU product missing 20 games over his first three seasons, including seven in 2022. At the end of last season, Fulton was called out by head coach Mike Vrabel as one of the repeat offenders when it comes to soft-tissue injuries, along with linebacker David Long, who was allowed to walk in free agency. Much to the seeming chagrin of his head coach, Fulton decided to take a different approach this year and didn’t participate in the team’s offseason program, instead opting to train in Miami.
He was also a non-participant during mandatory minicamp and only showed his face to stretch and talk with the media. It isn’t clear if Fulton’s lack of participation was his decision or the team’s, though. Entering the final year of his deal, Fulton has to play at a high level and stay healthy if he wants any shot at a lucrative, long-term deal. If he struggles with injuries once again, a one-year “prove-it” deal will be the best he can hope for in 2024. – Mike Moraitis, Titans Wire