Titans entertain QBs and WRs today

It’s going to be a pretty busy day at Baptist Sports Park, as the Titans play host to potential replacements for Vince Young as a result of his knee injury.
Veteran signal-callers Joey Harrington and Quinn Gray will get their chance to impress Jeff Fisher on Tuesday.
The Titans are also working out WRs Reche Caldwell, Glenn Martinez and Chad Jackson in their hopes to boost the depth at that position.

Harrington’s days as a starter are probably over, due to his failure to live up to the expectations surrounding the former 3rd overall selection of the 2002 NFL Draft.
I’d cringe if Harrington was forced to start but as a backup, the Titans could do a lot worse.
Known mostly for his contributions in a Jaguar uniform, Quinn Gray is a big guy with a rifle of an arm. In four starts for an injured David Garrard, Gray threw 10 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions while accumulating a 85.6 QB rating.
He was signed as a free agent by the Texans this offseason but was released prior to training camp. Due to Peyton Manning’s knee injury, Gray was picked up by the Colts but was jettisoned before the start of the regular season.
If Gray signs with the Titans, he would have spent time with each of the AFC South’s teams during his brief career. Even if he doesn’t see the field, I’m sure he could help the Titans in their attempts to scout their divisional opponents.
In my opinion, Gray’s experience in the AFC South as well as his cannon and mobility gives him the edge over Harrington.
Reche Caldwell is the most experienced of the receivers in town today. In 2006, he caught 61 of Tom Brady’s passes for 760 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Glenn Martinez is probably auditioning as a result of the time he spent with Mike Heimerdinger in Denver. Martinez hasn’t caught many passes in the league but does have some experience returning punts. His 80 yard punt return for a TD helped sink the Titans in their 34-20 loss to Denver last year.
His ability to contribute on special teams could threaten the role of Chris Davis on the Titan roster.
Ex-Patriot Chad Jackson is the most physically gifted of the trio of WRs in Nashville today. Injuries have been an issue during his brief career, but Jackson is a guy who possesses intriguing size and speed and could blossom as a result of a change of scenery.
I’ll take Jackson’s upside over Caldwell’s experience and Martinez’s familiarity with Dinger’s offense.
So what are your thoughts? Who would you sign to replace Young and to replenish the WR group?

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