— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) April 11, 2014
Damian Williams was smart and versatile. I liked him and think finding a No. 4 WR who can do what he could won’t be easy. #Titans
— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) April 11, 2014
Looks like the Tennessee Titans were ready to move on from Damian Williams. Either that or Williams wasn’t interested in returning. The four-year veteran leaves Tennessee with career numbers that include 106 receptions for 1,313 yards and five touchdowns. He never found much playing time here, largely because the Titans have a draft strategy that’s heavily focused on spending first- and second-round picks on wide receivers. Some of those players include Kenny Britt (2009 first-rounder), Kendall Wright (2012 first-rounder) and Justin Hunter (2013 second-rounder). He was serviceable when he did play.
Only $800,000 for Miami to bring in one of Tennessee’s former depth receivers. This staff must’ve had negligible or even zero interest in him. It makes me think back to when Williams was benched before the Week 15 matchup vs the Arizona Cardinals. Williams was benched for violating team rules. It made me wonder whether he was one of those potential “cancers” that Delanie Walker referred too. ESPN Titans reporter and local sports talk personality Paul Kuharsky shot down that idea in a Twitter conversation with another fan (HERE).
Lots of changes at depth receiver. The team still has Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Nate Washington and Michael Preston. Can’t forget about utilityman Dexter McCluster. Not a bad unit but it could use another mid-round wide receiver or a hybrid tight end who can line up at wide out.
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