The Tennessee Titans made a slew of roster transactions on Tuesday afternoon, including two big ones for the active roster.
Before the regular season even started, the Tennessee Titans were dealing with various nagging injuries to players who were going to play important roles throughout the year. Then Week 1 came along and with it came another multitude of injuries. Despite coming away with two victories over the past two weeks, the Titans are still ailing.
Yesterday afternoon, backup OL Kevin Pamphile was placed on Injured Reserve. While no specific injury has been disclosed, it was clearly something he could play through temporarily, as he played 100% of the offensive snaps in Week 3. Pamphile filled in for LT Taylor Lewan during his one-and-a-half-week absence and started at right tackle in Week 3. With Pamphile’s help, the Titans have allowed the lowest amount of QB hits in the NFL to this point in the season. Although his run blocking left a lot to be desired, he was a crucial depth piece that will be tough to replace.
The corresponding move by the Titans was adding QB Austin Davis, who appeared in three games last year for the Seattle Seahawks in kneel-down situations. Davis hasn’t thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2015, but he was quietly effective in 2014 with the St. Louis Rams. He completed 63.4% of his passes for 2,001 yards and a 12:9 TD to INT ratio in 10 appearances (eight starts). He then went to Cleveland, where all QBs go to die. Davis’ signing should give us a pretty good idea of what QB Blaine Gabbert’s status is. Gabbert suffered a concussion on a car-wreck of a hit in Week 3 and is likely to be out this week.
The Titans could’ve brought up QB Logan Woodside from the practice squad instead of signing an outside QB, but Woodside clearly didn’t impress much, as he was actually let go from the practice squad. DL Deon Simon was also dropped and two new names were added.
The Titans are getting healthier at most of their starting spots, but their depth has taken a hit as of late. With the reigning Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles coming to town on Sunday, the Titans will need all hands on deck in order to pull off another “upset”.