Tennessee Titans sign TE Cole Herdman: 3 things to know
The Tennessee Titans have added a new tight end to the roster in Cole Herdman.
In what is the first of many moves to be made this offseason, the Tennessee Titans have added a tight end to their roster.
That comes in the form of tight end Cole Herdman, who the team signed on Monday, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online. He’ll add some depth to a tight ends room that could be thin in the near future.
Tennessee has two tight ends who will be free agents this offseason, including MyCole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser. It’s also possible Delanie Walker gets added to that list with him being a candidate to be cut during the 2020 offseason.
Depending on what ends up happening with those three players, Herdman could be battling for a roster spot in training camp.
Here are three fast facts about the Titans’ new tight end.
1. Herdman played college ball at Purdue
Herdman totaled 91 catches for 1,010 yards and eight touchdowns through the air in 45 career games with the Boilermakers. His best season came during his Sophomore year when he finished with 35 catches for 344 yards and three scores. Herdman also averaged an impressive 16.6 yards per reception in 2017 and at one point had an impressive streak in which he caught a pass in 29 consecutive games played.
2. Herdman went undrafted
After going undrafted, Herdman was signed by the Baltimore Ravens and spent time on their practice squad, and then the Detroit Lions’. He has yet to be active for a regular season game, but did catch four passes for 24 yards over four preseason games with the Ravens in 2019.
3. Herdman also played linebacker in high school
On top of playing on offense in high school, the Leesburg, Virginia native also spent time as a linebacker, and a pretty good one, too. He finished his Senior year at Flint Hill High School with 80 tackles, three fumbles recovered and two sacks, per his Purdue profile page.