The Titans have made a pair of roster moves this morning, announcing in a press release that they’ve activated running back David Cobb to their active roster, waiving quarterback Charlie Whitehurst to make room.
Cobb, 22, was selected in the fifth round of this year’s draft by the Titans, but saw his NFL regular-season debut postponed due to a calf injury. Tennessee placed him on injured reserve with the designation to return, and had to activate him this week in order to get him into the lineup at all this season.
With Antonio Andrews expected to receive most of the Titans’ carries under new head coach Mike Mularkey, Cobb will likely be worked in slowly. Still, with running back Terrance West having been released last week, there’s room for the rookie on the depth chart, and I’d expect him to get a decent share of touches in the second half.
As for Whitehurst, the 10-year NFL veteran served as Zach Mettenberger‘s backup when Marcus Mariota was sidelined, but with Mariota healthy and back in the No. 1 role, Whitehurst was third on the depth chart, rendering him non-essential for now. Assuming Whitehurst hasn’t collected termination pay in the past, he should be eligible to collect his entire $2MM salary for the 2015 season.