Tennessee Titans release Tanney, Muhammad and Maxey following draft process

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 19: Alex Tanney
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 19: Alex Tanney /

The Tennessee Titans announced that Alex Tanney, Khalfani Muhammad and Johnny Maxey have been let go from the team.

With the NFL Draft passing and the undrafted free agency process nearly finished, there were bound to be roster casualties for the Tennessee Titans. That manifested earlier this morning, as the team announced that QB Alex Tanney, RB Khalfani Muhammad and DL Johnny Maxey were let go from the team.

Those three cuts should come as no surprise to any Titans fan. Tanney never developed as expected and was deemed expendable after the signing of Blaine Gabbert and drafting of Luke Falk. Muhammad simply isn’t big enough to withstand the rigors of the NFL and struggled when tasked with returning punts last preseason. Maxey was never really given a chance with the Titans, but he must not have impressed in practices.

Tanney was the only one of the three cuts who made an actual impact for the team. Tanney played in all possible preseason games while with the Titans and appeared in the final regular season game of the 2015 season, completing 10 of 14 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

Muhammad was active for last season’s Week 17 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to DeMarco Murray’s injury, but didn’t get a look. He was sparingly used in the preseason, getting just seven total touches before being stashed on the practice squad.

All three players fell victim to the Titans’ draft picks and undrafted free agent signings. The selection of Falk resulted in one-too-many stationary passers. The signings of Iowa RB Akrum Wadley and New Mexico State RB Larry Rose III pushed Muhammad all the way out. The signing of Duke DL Mike Ramsay gave the Titans a more productive and intriguing defensive line body than Maxey.

With the roster taking shape and just a few open spots left to be battled for among a ton of rookies and some veterans, look for more cuts to come in the near future. Until then, get pumped for the season by watching highlight videos of some of the Titans’ rookies!

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