Titans running back Bishop Sankey addresses fumbling issues

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Tennessee Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey has struggled with fumbles so far this preseason, fumbling in each of the team's preseason games. Sankey addressed those issues Friday and said he doesn't believe fumbling will be an issue going forward. 

In addition to the fumbles in preseason games, Sankey has had issues holding onto the ball in practice.

The Titans selected Sankey out of Washington with the No. 54 pick in May's draft, making him the first running back picked. 

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Sankey explained the fumbling to

"You definitely can't put the ball on the ground. I want to do everything right assignment-wise, execution-wise. That's really my main focus each and every game, to help the team win.

It seems like a small detail, but it's something you've got to do right each and every time. It wasn't an issue for me in college, and I don't plan on it being an issue for me now."

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In the Titans' first depth chart, Sankey was listed behind Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster at running back, though he is expected to share the workload.

During his senior year of college, Sankey accumulated 2,174 yards from scrimmage and scored 21 touchdowns, fumbling three times and losing two of those. In 2012, he fumbled five times and lost four.  

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