Veteran cornerback Tramaine Brock was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. With the Tennessee Titans’ recent injury issues at the position, they should put in a claim for him.
With the Tennessee Titans possibly losing another cornerback due to injury, they could be in the market to address the issue, and veteran corner Tramaine Brock should be a target of theirs.
Brock was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday and is now on waivers, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
This comes a day after the Cardinals were blown out by the Los Angles Rams, 34-7. Rams quarterback Jared Goff had over 400 yards passing by the third quarter.
It’s hard to blame Brock for the issues, as he was the top-rated cornerback in pass coverage for Arizona, according to PFF, outplaying Patrick Peterson, an eight-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro.
Brock finished his tenure with the Cardinals with 37 tackles (two for a loss) and three pass deflections in ten games, and was far from the biggest issue on the Cardinals’ defense.
Brock has been in the league since signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Belhaven University.
His best season came in 2013 when he became a starter due to an injury to Nnamdi Asomugha. Brock finished the season with five interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, to go along with 37 tackles and 13 pass deflections.
At 31 years old, Brock is definitely past his prime, but the Titans should absolutely consider putting in a waiver claim for Brock, as they are currently extremely thin at the cornerback position due to injury.
Malcolm Butler was placed on injured reserve after breaking his wrist in the Titans’ Week 9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
LeShaun Sims missed the Titans’ victory over the Colts on Sunday due to an ankle injury suffered in their Week 12 victory over the Jaguars. His status moving forward is uncertain
Adoree’ Jackson has been dealing with a foot injury since Week 7 against the Chargers, and then suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts. His status remains up in the air, and we won’t get an update on Jackson until Wednesday, per head coach Mike Vrabel.
That leaves the Titans with three healthy cornerbacks: Logan Ryan, Kareem Orr, and Tye Smith, with safeties Dane Cruikshank and Amani Hooker also capable of playing cornerback. However, excluding Ryan, Brock has played in more games than the other four combined, with 52 starts in 113 games played.
While he’s never been an elite cornerback, Brock has definitely been more than serviceable for the teams he has played for, and with Butler done for the year, and Sims and Jackson uncertain, it would be wise for the Titans to take a shot at claiming him.
The Titans sit at No. 19 in the waiver order, however, so assuming other teams take an interest in him, the Titans don’t have a great shot. But with four games remaining, all against teams with top-16 passing offenses, the Titans should at least try to claim Tramaine Brock.