WR Kalif Raymond
Coming into Tennessee Titans training camp, Kalif Raymond was considered a long shot to make the roster. After the door was opened with the injury to Cameron Batson, the 5-foot-8, 182-pound wideout is quickly making the case that he deserves to make the 53-man roster.
Raymond played in four games for the Denver Broncos in 2016, and in six games for the New York Giants and two games for the New York Jets in 2017. He only recorded one catch in each of his first two seasons in the league and has been used as a punt and kick returner.
Perhaps the best thing about Raymond is his speed.
The Titans need a deep threat for their offense and the Holy Cross product can provide just that. In practice on Thursday, Raymond flashed that speed after a 30-yard touchdown connection with backup quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.
Raymond has been so impressive in camp that he earned some first-team reps on Friday, which is the first time we’ve seen him run with the starters. It was yet another step in the right direction for a player who didn’t play a single snap in 2018.
Aside from his great work in practice, Raymond also has return experience under his belt. That means the 24-year-old can help the Titans out in multiple ways, adding to the value of having him on the back-end of the team’s receiving corps.