The Tennessee Titans can’t be picky when a young, talented receiver hits the market, especially one that has some defined skills. Today, the Jacksonville Jaguars released Ace Sanders and he will hit the waiver wire on Monday.
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Ace Sanders is far from an upgrade over a core group that likely has Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas at the top. However, it isn’t crazy to think that he could compete for a job somewhere closer towards the bottom of the roster.
The Tennessee Titans have the availability at the wide receiver position to work him in on the offense, but more than anything this team needs a kick returner. Not only is Leon Washington gone, but Dexter McCluster wasn’t exactly a stud last year.
PFF ranks Ace Sanders is an average kick returner, well slightly above average. Out of 209 possible players, Sanders was tied for 57th. Just so everyone knows, Leon Washington was 206th so this would be a pretty substantial upgrade in this department.
This team needs another player who can play competently in the slot if Kendall Wright goes down. This gives them youth and depth and leaves the outside receiver position three deep with DGB, Justin Hunter and Harry Douglas all capable of playing there. You could also include Hakeem Nicks in this list, but I think Sanders would take that spot.
All in all, I think that Sanders would make a decent addition to this team as a backup. Especially if players like Hakeem Nicks, Justin Hunter and Tre McBride don’t step up this year.
In an offense that should feature a lot more screens and quick passes, having dynamic receivers should be a priority.