Tennessee Titans roster: Fun facts on two new safeties

Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

We’ve collectively reached the middle of August, and there are pretty of reasons to be excited about Tennessee Titans football. You have to pay attention to what’s going on and keep your frequency tuned to the team’s comings and goings though because, if you don’t, you’re almost certain to miss something.

It’s almost like you need a fight card to keep up with what’s going on with the back half of the roster. Heck, if this was the regular season, we’d be reprinting the gameday program at least three times a week. Let’s get you caught up with one of the later and more interesting transactions.

Here’s the skinny on two new Tennessee Titans that were added recently

It began with an evening tweet from the always-plugged-in Ian Rapoport. Not even 24 hours later, on the next calendar day, the news was confirmed by TennesseeTitans.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt. The Tennessee Titans had added some experience to the safety position with the signing of Tedric Thompson.

Wyatt’s report also acknowledged the addition of another veteran safety, Reggie Floyd. To keep the Titans roster at the allowable limit, Tennessee waived wide receiver Kalija Lipscomb and offensive lineman Adam Coon in subsequent moves.

Here are a few fun facts on Thomson and Floyd. Thomspon is a six-foot, 204-pound former first-rounder (2017) who began his career with the Seattle Seahawks and has since spent time on the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and Denver Broncos rosters.

He was a Second-team All-Pac-12 nod in 2016 after notching 215 tackles, 26 pass breakups, and 13 interceptions over the course of four seasons and 46 games. So far, in the NFL, he’s tallied 98 tackles and three interceptions. Those numbers include what he’s done in the playoffs.

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Reggie Floyd has yet to post his first professional statistic, but in 39 games over the course of four seasons at the collegiate level (Virginia Tech), he racked up 222 tackles, ten pass breakups, and five interceptions.

Both have a steep uphill climb if they’re to make the 53-man roster. Still, they’ll be interesting prospects to watch in an already crowded defensive back battle.