The Tennessee Titans made a minor move on Thursday with the signing of tight end Ryan Hewitt.
Adding to their stable of tight ends heading into training camp, the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a deal with former Indianapolis Colts tight end, Ryan Hewitt.
According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, the Titans not only signed Hewitt, but also cut ties with fellow tight end Keith Trowbridge. As Alper points out, Hewitt will be starting from behind because of his late signing after the culmination of the Titans’ offseason program.
"Hewitt signed with the team on Thursday, so he won’t have the benefit of any work in the offseason program before he gets to training camp. The Titans announced that they waived tight end Keith Trowbridge in a corresponding move."
Hewitt, who signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2014, has spent five seasons in the league, four or which came with the Bengals before he moved to Indianapolis last season.
The 28-year-old has been used sparingly in the passing game during his career (23 catches for 221 yards). Hewitt’s one and only catch of 2018 came in Week 17 against his new mates, resulting in a touchdown that helped end the Titans’ season.
Along with Hewitt, the Titans have the usual suspects at tight end in Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith, as well as Cole Wick and Anthony Firsker.
Hewitt will be battling for a roster spot with Tennessee behind both Smith and Walker and helps give the Titans some bodies at the position in the event neither are ready for training camp. Tennessee’s top-two tight ends are both recovering from serious injuries, but both are expected to be ready for the season opener.