The last 24 hours or so have been anything but kind to the Tennessee Titans at the wide receiver position.
Chris Davis was jettisoned from the roster as a result of either his injury issues, a recent DUI or a combination of the two occurrences. To make matters extremely worse, prized free agent signee Nate Washington injured his hamstring in practice and according to reports, will miss the rest of the preseason and his status is in doubt for the opener against Pittsburgh.
With the departure of one receiver and an injury to another, should the Titans bring in some outside help at WR?
Of course, the potential loss of Washington heavily outweighs the impact of cutting ties with Chris Davis. Nate “The Great” was signed to provide the element of speed that would stretch opposing defenses and if he’s out for any significant amount of time, his presence would be dearly missed.
As for Davis, he was already in an uphill battle to make the roster and despite glowing reports of his progress in mini-camps, he hadn’t done anything during the preseason to secure his status as a member of this football team.
Nate’s injury and the release of Davis will open up some opportunities for younger guys such as Kenny Britt, Lavelle Hawkins, Paul Williams and Dominique Edison to get in on some more action. In addition to those guys getting additional chances, Jeff Fisher also mentioned the possibility of signing another WR.
Last week, Adam Schefter suggested that the Titans were one of the teams sniffing around former Colts’ nemesis Marvin Harrison, but Fisher dismissed that report in sarcastic fashion. Harrison’s a guy I mentioned as a possibility earlier during the offseason but I’d be surprised if the Titans went in that direction.
Talented but troubled players such as former Jaguars Matt Jones and Reggie Williams are also available, but their personal issues outweigh any positives they could add as members of this football team. Veteran Dante Hall is a little long in the tooth, but he could contribute at returner, a spot that was vacated as a result of Chris Carr’s departure to the Ravens.
“Fan Favorite” Justin McCareins is a guy who knows the system and was a member of the team last year. However, I’m not that confident that Titan fans would be interested in seeing J-Mac in a Titan uniform once again. Of course, the coaching staff and front office may think differently.
Personally, I’m not opposed to bringing in another body at the WR position. A guy such as Dante Hall would provide the team with someone who could serve a dual role as a backup at WR and a returner on special teams.
Unless Washington’s injury forces him to miss a few regular season games, I’d hold off on reeling in a guy such as Harrison who can only contribute towards the team as a wide receiver.
Ok, guys…your turn(s). In light of Nate’s injury and Chris Davis’s release, should the Titans sign another WR?