NFL teams are going to be cutting and trading nearly 1,000 players over the next 24 hours, and the Tennessee Titans have already said that they are keeping an eye on potential additions.
Offensive line is a position that gets brought up often, but for months people that work for the Tennessee Titans (like Mike Keith and Jim Wyatt) have said that they expect the Titans to watch the waiver wire closely when it comes to wideouts.
Whether the Titans keep six receivers on Tuesday or not, that sixth receiver position is going to be fluid. For example, if they hold on to Dez Fitzpatrick on Tuesday, there is no guarantee that he won’t be waived on Wednesday if they manage to claim someone they think can help them now.
So, out of the hundreds of players that will be cut or traded, which names make the most sense as potential additions to the Titans’ offense? Remember, these don’t have to be guys that you depend on every snap, just players that can help you out more than Dez Fitzpatrick.
The Tennessee Titans should keep an eye on these receivers
Darius Slayton, New York Giants
Slayton has been rumored to have been on the trade block for months now and the Giants couldn’t find any takers. It is easy to see why he has fallen out of favor in New York when you look at his drop rate, but after putting up 700+ yards in his first two seasons, he is someone that you know has the ability to play well in a pinch.
Denzel Mims, New York Jets
Mims never found his footing in New York, but in his defense, he had one season with Adam Gase as his HC, and the next season he had a rookie quarterback which is always tough on receivers. He has the size that the Tennessee Titans like in their receivers and he tested like an absolute freakshow, so you have to wonder if Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson might look at him as a Racey McMath-type developmental project.
Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tennessee Titans have backup options for their boundary receivers, but if those guys are thriving outside and something happens to Kye Philips (who could be huge for the Titans) for a game or two I don’t think they will want to mess that up. Instead of calling up Mason Kinsey from the practice squad, Miller offers you a chance for real explosion from the slot.
Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles
Ward is sort of like the “trick play” version of Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. A UDFA that plays special teams and seems to be available when he is called upon, Ward is a well-rounded player that you can keep active on game days as a depth option while keeping your special teams strong. He also could fill the “emergency QB” role and be an option on trick plays since he has thrown passes in the past thanks to his collegiate background as a QB.