Titans 2017 practice squad
The Tennessee Titans have re-signed eight players and signed an additional player to the practice squad. Each NFL team is permitted to sign ten players to their practice squad. As of now, the Titans have one open spot.
Antwaun Woods was the Titans best nose tackle this offseason. He is an immovable force in the center of the defense. Look for Woods to be starting before the end of 2017.
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Wide receiver Zach Pascal was signed off waivers from the Washington Redskins. Pascal is a 6-foot-2-inch wide receiver from Old Dominion.
Tyler Marz was in Titans camp last year. Marz was one of the more interesting players last spring. He was statistically one of the best tackles, yet his measurables were one of the worst at the NFL Combine. This summer, Marz played both tackle positions and both guard positions.
Jerome Cunningham was with the Titans last year. While not known for his receiving, Cunningham is a sound blocking tight end. The former Jet beat out another former Jet, Jace Amaro, to remain with the Titans. Cunningham should serve as Phillip Supernaw’s replacement should a replacement be necessary.
The Titans had an interest this offseason in adding a scatback or third down running back. While they were at Cal’s pro day to watch running back Khalfani Muhammad, Steven Moore was the tackle on the line. Moore caught their attention, was invited to spring activities, and made the Titans practice squad. Marz and Moore provide depth for the Titans bookend tackles: Jack Conklin and Taylor Lewan.
Khalfani Muhammad is a “speedy little bugger” type of running back out of California. Muhammad did not have many receptions in college. He also was rarely asked to protect the passer. Muhammad struggled with these two issues but showed enough improvement to warrant being added to the Titans practice squad.
Denzel Johnson was a coveted undrafted free agent after the NFL Draft. Since some draft sites rated Johnson as a third round pick, the Titans were fortunate to sign the free safety from TCU. The fleet footed safety is six-foot-two-inches tall. He made his presence felt during each preseason game. He is an outfielder that can flat out fly to the football. This is another player that is expected to be on the active roster by year’s end.
Tyler Ferguson joined the Titans from “nearby” Western Kentucky University. Ferguson did not throw many passes in college, yet is often miscast as Taywan Taylor’s college quarterback. Ferguson was invited to the Titans rookie minicamp and has been with the team ever since. With Alex Tanney on injured reserve with a broken foot, Ferguson is the Titans third option at quarterback.
Darius Jennings is something of the Titans swiss army knife. The former Virginia Cavalier was signed as a safety, yet played wide receiver during preseason games for the Titans. Jennings can play safety, cornerback, running back, return man, gunner, and wide receiver. Jennings should be an extremely useful player to have in practice.