The Tennessee Titans need to trim their roster down to a maximum of 53 players by the end of today. Here are all of the roster cuts to this point.
With new NFL rules in place, teams now must cut down their roster to 53 players just once. There aren’t several cut deadlines like there used to be, making for a cluster of cuts coming yesterday and today The Tennessee Titans will be active throughout the weekend, especially with waiver claims coming on Sunday.
Here are the players the Titans have let go.
Antwaun Woods, NT
A legitimate shocker, Woods played very well in the preseason and was even getting starter reps at one point. Offseason signing Sylvester Williams has shown nothing during the offseason and preseason, but the Titans are looking to sneak Woods onto the practice squad. It’ll be tough to do so.
A UDFA out of TCU, Johnson played a lot in the preseason but struggled in coverage, particularly on long passes. He makes sense for the practice squad.
Justin Staples, LB
Perhaps a mild surprise, but with the stellar play of rookie Jayon Brown, the addition of Daren Bates and the improvement of veteran Nate Palmer, Staples was surplus to requirements at linebacker.
Brad Seaton, OT
A seventh-round pick this past April, Seaton is a prime practice squad candidate.
Tyler Ferguson, QB
Taywan Taylor’s quarterback at Western Kentucky rarely saw the field during the preseason and is an ideal practice squad candidate.
Jimmy Staten, DL
Signed right before training camp, Staten had a solid offseason and preseason but couldn’t carve out a role on the defensive line.
Jake Simonich, OL
The Utah State UDFA is a bit of a tweener on the offensive line, but he could be added to the practice squad.
Cameron Robbins, DL
An extra body on the defensive line, Robbins flashed a bit during the preseason but wasn’t likely to be able to crack a tough position group.
Darrius Sims, CB
Sims played college football at Vanderbilt and was just a camp body.
Josue Matias, OL
A back-of-the-roster offensive linemen, it was tough for the former Seminole to crack a deep group. I’m sad because his last name is my first name.
Tim Semisch, TE
I have no idea who Semisch is, but google says he’s 6’8″.
Mekale McKay, WR
The big-bodied wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury that limited his preseason reps, but he was a long-shot to make the roster anyway. McKay was added to and stashed on injured reserve.
Jeremy Boykins, CB
Boykins was waived/injured, but he struggled mightily to contain receivers on deep routes in the preseason.
Mark Spelman, OL
If you were aware that Spelman was even on the team, you’re a diehard fan.
Gio Pascascio, WR
The receiver didn’t get much of a chance, but he was just a camp body.
Brandon Radcliff, RB
Radcliff was signed midway through training camp and got just two carries all preseason.
Manny Abad, CB
Like Boykins, Abad did not make much of an impact in a subpar cornerback group.
Ryan DiSalvo, LS
Signed to fill in for an injured Beau Brinkley, DiSalvo suffered a possible concussion in last night’s preseason finale and Brinkley is now fully healthy.
KeVonn Mabon, WR
The wide receiver position is currently the deepest and toughest group to find a spot in. Mabon had no chance.
Jonah Pirsig, OL
Signed during the offseason for offensive line depth, Pirsig was a long-shot.