Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans kick returner Darius Reynaud (25) downs the ball on the opening kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The play was called a safety as he picked the ball up and backed into the end zone. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Titans Twitter Talk: Damian Williams Named New Return Man


For Titans fans who watched the heart-wrenching game against the San Francisco 49ers last weekend, one thing became obvious: Darius Reynaud needed to go.

And so he did.

After the Titans fell to the Niners 31-17 on Sunday, the team confirmed on Monday that it had let go of its No. 1 return man, Reynaud. He was responsible for fumbling a punt at a critical moment in the second half, which led to a 49ers touchdown. It put the final nail in the coffin for the Titans—and Reynaud’s career with the team.

During his press conference at the beginning of the week, head coach Mike Munchak noted that it had been Reynaud’s first fumble of the season. However, he was responsible for a safety against the Titans in their season opener vs. Pittsburgh by receiving a ball with his foot on the goal line. Munchak believes it was a drop in Reynaud’s confidence that led to continuous mistakes.

For now, wideout Damian Williams has been named the Titans’ new return man. The 2010 draft pick has come a long way since his days of critical drops as a rookie, and this opportunity may give him a prime chance to shine.

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