Titans lose Adam Humphries again.
The Tennessee Titans got Adam Humphries back for Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns, but it looks like that was an oasis in a desert of injuries.
Tennessee played Cleveland this past Sunday and the game was all but over at the half despite the score. The halfway point showed a score of 38-7, with the Titans losing. While Tennessee did make a second-half surge they could not complete the come back for it was too late.
Some of the first-half struggles were due to the offensive players not being able to get into rhythm. One of those players was wide receiver Adam Humphries, who has already missed six games this season due to an injury.
Humphries played 36% of the offense of snaps and during that short amount of time could not get anything going as he finished with one reception for nine yards. Most notably, it was a Humphries drop that really shut down the comeback attempt by the Titans because it went right to a defender and turned into an interception.
That was the last we will see from Humphries for a while as the Titans receiver was placed on the injured reserve list due to a concussion problem that he previously had.
Tennessee signed Humphries to a contract before the 2019 season worth up to $36 million for four years. With nearly 850 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2018, the Titans took a chance on a player with a defined role in an offense devoid of receiver talent (keep in mind this was before A.J. Brown was drafted).
Humphries started the season strong, but after injuries, it looks like a lost season with only 228 yards in seven games as well as two total touchdowns.
While he hasn’t had the best year, we have seen him be able to be a reliable target for Ryan Tannehill, especially on third downs where his football IQ and sure hands really helped keep drives alive.
Moving him to the injured reserve list gives the Titans another roster spot and it will allow Humphries to recover. In the meantime, players like Anthony Firkser, Cam Batson, Kalif Raymond, and even someone like Darrynton Evans will all have chances to prove that they can fill the void he leaves behind.