Titans add Kalija Lipscomb, waive 2 others: 3 Fun facts on their new WR
Even though you’re probably feeling like you need a fight card right about now, you have to love what the Tennessee Titans are doing if you’re a fan. They continue to finetune their roster like good automotive technicians tweak an engine on a rare automobile or a five-star chef creates that perfect dish.
They’re just adding the necessary ingredients to form what might be a championship mixture by the time the 2021-2022 season is done. Here’s what we know. After inviting four additional prospects to rookie minicamp over the weekend, they’ve decided to add one.
This one’s a wide receiver (many of you will like that), and his name is Kalija Lipscomb, formerly of the Vanderbilt Commodores. Studying at Vandy means we shouldn’t have to worry about his football IQ. He’s sure to be as sharp as a tack. The athleticism won’t be an issue either.
Check out some of the footwork.
The Titans announced that they were waiving linebacker Davin Bellamy whose been dealing with a non-football injury and another wide receiver, Rashard Davis. The latter actually earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s also spent time on the Raiders roster (they were in Oakland at the time) as well as the Kansas City Chiefs roster before arriving in Nashville for the first time on November 5th of 2019. This is the third time that he’s been released by Tennessee.
Here are three fun facts in Lipscomb if you’re a Titans fan.
1. Here’s some of the background info.
Lipscomb is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended Jesuit High School and worked his way into a three-star rating as one of the state’s best recruits at the wide receiver position.
In February of 2016, he committed to Vanderbilt after turning down offers from the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, the Northwestern Wildcats, and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
2. Of course we have to discuss numbers.
In 46 games at the collegiate level, Lipscomb snagged 198 receptions for 2,356 yards and 22 trips to the end zone. He also scored a rushing touchdown (he has 149 yards rushing on 24 totes on his resume).
He has yet to score his first NFL touchdown, but he’s fairly experienced in how a professional athlete should conduct himself. He’s spent time on the rosters of two winners: the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers.
3. This is another big-bodied weapon that will help the Titans wear opposing defenses down.
Any defense that lines up against that Titans offense during the 2021-2022 season is going to feel like they’ve been in a fight. Tennessee’s fielding some big guys on offense and should field one of the best offensive lines in all of the NFL.
Lipscomb is a six-foot-tall target, he and tips the scales at 205 pounds. He’s three inches shorter and 42 pounds lighter than Derrick Henry, He’s the same height as A.J. Brown but two inches shorter and five pounds lighter than Dez Fitzpatrick. In other words, you don’t want to play bump-and-run coverage versus the Titans offense if you’re a defensive coordinator.