5 free agent wide receivers that make sense for the Tennessee Titans

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More help for the Tennessee Titans WR room

The Tennessee Titans only held onto five receivers when they announced their 53-man roster on Tuesday.

That number is already lower than most teams around the league, so there was always a strong chance of the team making another move at this position once the free agent market was flooded with more options.

In general, that is a good idea because it means that you don’t back yourself into a corner by signing someone and then someone you like more coming available the next day. However, the Tennessee Titans receivers got even thinner when the team announced that Racey McMath would be placed on I.R.

While McMath will probably be back on the roster sooner rather than later, he is out for at least four games.

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Where does Josh Gordon fit with the Tennessee Titans and future moves?

To their credit, the Titans did sign Josh Gordon to the practice squad and it is likely that Gordon will either be elevated on gameday or he will be brought up to the 53-man roster before Week 1.

In an ideal world, Gordon and McMath occupy the same role in the offense. Both are big receivers with nice speed and defenses are going to have to pay attention to them when they walk on the field. While both receivers are going to make their living based on what they do when they are targeted on deep passes, they are still both physical presences in the run game that can block smaller defensive backs.

With that role filled (at least on paper), the Tennessee Titans are back to square one. They have enough talent at wide receiver to win games, but they aren’t as deep as you would like. There are several veterans on the market that makes sense for Tennessee at this point, and these five make the most sense on paper (in order).