Offseason Notebook: Chris Brown in Tennessee

Chris Brown is back in Tennessee, the last place he likely expected to end up when the 2006 season ended. Brown had fallen out of favor with the Titans in 2006 after demanding a trade in the preseason, and his wish was never granted. Instead, he fell to third on the depth chart and virtually disappeared from sight -- especially in fantasy leagues.

Yet there was Brown at Titans minicamp Tuesday, having happily rejoined his old teammates with a new chance to regain a prime spot on the depth chart. While LenDale White and rookie Chris Henry took most of the reps, Brown eventually jumped into the fray, and according to The Tennessean, broke right through the middle on his first set of carries. Brown has a renewed sense of purpose as he gets another opportunity with the Titans.

"He has motivation," running backs coach Sherman Smith told The Tennessean. "He wants to prove people wrong and prove he's a good player."