Tennessee Titans WR Cameron Batson placed on injured reserve
By Will Lomas
Tough news for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Cameron Batson.
The former UDFA and Mike Vrabel favorite Cameron Batson was placed on injured reserve today and likely won’t play for the Tennessee Titans this season.
This news comes from several sources, but I first saw it reported by the Tennessean’s Erik Bacharach.
My initial reactions to the Batson news were that, it is always hard to see a guy with a potential to change his life and make a career in the NFL, lose a prime chance to do so.
I wasn’t always high on him, but the coaching staff (who spend exponentially more time critically analyzing him) really liked him so I was looking forward to see if he could make a big impression during the preseason.
The rough side of the business is that the immediate response from the organization has to be “next man up” and they have to figure out a plan.
Pass catchers Tanner McEvoy and Papi White were signed, but I have to think they are more camp bodies than anything else.
What we know right now is that two things have happened as a direct result of the Batson injury.
Firstly, the Tennessee Titans are down a receiver and the logjam at the position is suddenly not a problem any more. If the rosters stands as it is right now, the Titans will probably keep these six WRs:
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Secondly, the Titans are down an option at punt returner. The rumors were that Adam Humphries, Adoree Jackson and Batson had all taken snaps there in the preseason. Being honest though, you really don’t want important starters returning kicks unless they are absolutely dynamite.
So, do the Titans look at someone like Amani Hooker or do they look for a free agent or trade target to fill that position? That is going to be something to watch closely.