NASHVILLE Tenn. -- Wesley Woodyard couldnt wrap his head around an NFL player giving up meat. So he dogged Derrick Morgan Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones about their plant food for weeks. "Yall crazy with this vegan thing" Woodyard said one Friday night early in training camp before a Tennessee Titans practice. "Im from LaGrange Georgia. Im going to eat my pork." Before the end of August Woodyard swallowed his pride and joined the Titans vegan movement. He wasnt the only one. By the start of December 11 Titans mostly starters were on the plant-based meal plan with varying levels of commitment.
Derrick Morgan and his wife Charity sparked an interest in a vegan lifestyle that has spread to 11 members of the Titans. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire
It all started with the Morgan family -- Derrick who decided to slowly transition to a plant-based lifestyle 10 months ago and his chef wife Charity who joined him ande-educated herself as a vegan chef to cook for him.
One by one Titans players spotted Morgans lunches and asked to be put on the meal plan. A few such as DeMarco Murray enjoy the convenience of a ready-made healthy and tasty post-practice meal delivered to the Titans facility. Many more including Morgan Woodyard and Casey are all in. "We all get around this table and have a feast" said Brian Orakpo who like Woodyard teased his teammates about their plant-based diet until he joined on about a month ago. "Everybody is making plays. Everybody is healthy. Everybody is eating right and shes been a big part."⤵️⤵️#vegan #vegans #vegans #vegano #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedislife🌱🥝 #rawtill4 #rawvegan #rawlivingfoods🌿🌱🍏🍐🍋🍓 ⤵️⤵️ #vegans
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