Hit: Taywan Taylor trade
After sending a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Green Bay Packers for outside linebacker Reggie Gilbert, the Titans got one back by sending Taylor to the Browns.
Taylor struggled with the same issues we’ve seen him deal with through two seasons. First it was drops, and overall it was his consistency that was once again a major issue.
Not to mention, Raymond was simply better than Taylor, and had more receiving yards in two separate preseason games than Taylor had through the entire slate.
Bottom line: Raymond deserved a roster spot and Taylor did not. So, instead of simply cutting Taylor, the Titans actually got something for him. We loved this move.
Hit: Anthony Firkser
There was a good chance the Titans would keep four tight ends, but as we learned with yesterday’s moves in general, nothing is ever certain.
Firkser now gets another crack with the Titans in 2019, and he should contribute on offense, as he’s a solid pass-catcher. If Jonnu Smith slips up, Firkser could be waiting right behind him to take that role.
If he can improve as a blocker this season, Firkser will earn himself even more snaps, adding more unpredictability to the Titans offense with MyCole Pruitt not being much of a receiving threat when he’s in the game.