Johnny Maxey

Titans Release Several Players

Rather than releasing 30+ players on Saturday morning, the Titans got ahead of the game on Friday by making some early cuts. The following players have been dropped from the 90-man roster (all links go to Twitter, unless noted otherwise):

King was an exclusive rights free agent this offseason and was retained on a one-year deal for the league minimum. Last season marked his most successful campaign to date as he played on a quarter of the club’s defensive snaps and 16% of the Titans’ special teams snaps.

The Titans wrapped their preseason on Thursday night with a 13-3 loss to the Vikings. The Titans went 0-4 in exhibition games, but that’s rarely an indicator of regular season success.

Per league rules, the Titans must trim their way down to a 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon. They’ll get there by releasing more players and placing others on injured reserve.

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/10/18

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

Kansas City Chiefs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Titans Place CB Tye Smith On IR

The Titans’ cornerback depth took a hit today. The team announced that they’ve placed Tye Smith on the injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The team also waived/injured defensive lineman Claude Pelon. The Titans signed defensive linemen Johnny Maxey and Du’Vonta Lampkin to take the open roster spots.

Smith, a 2015 fourth-round pick, had a breakout season for the Titans in 2017. The cornerback finished the campaign with 19 tackles, one interception, and one pass defended in 15 games (one start). The 25-year-old also started the team’s two playoff games, totaling seven tackles.

The Towson product was expected to play an important depth role behind Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, and Adoree’ Jackson in 2018. The injury means former fifth-rounder LeShaun Sims will likely slide in as the team’s fourth cornerback, although the Titans will also give a look at Kalan Reed and Demontre Hurst.

Pelon, a former undrafted free agent out of USC, spent the first two seasons of his career with the Jets organization, compiling a pair of tackles in one game. He signed with the Titans last week. Now, the team will hope that one of Maxey or Lampkin can make up for the lost depth, at least during the preseason. Maxey, 24, previously spent time with the Steelers. Lampkin, 21, spent time with the Ravens after going undrafted out of Oklahoma in this past year’s draft.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 4/30/18

Here are Monday’s minor moves.

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

  • Signed: G Dustin Stanton

Houston Texans

Minnesota Vikings

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Waived/Injured: CB Elie Bouka

San Francisco 49ers

Tennessee Titans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Waived: OL Avery Young

Washington Redskins

NFL Future/Reserve Contracts: 1/15/18

Here are the latest reserve/futures contract signings from around the NFL. These deals will go into effect on the first day of the 2018 league year, with players joining their respective clubs’ offseason 90-man rosters:

Cleveland Browns

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tennessee Titans

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/19/17

Today’s practice squad updates:

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Signed: OL Javarius Leamon, OL Oni Omoile

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

  • Signed: TE Zach Conque

Indianapolis Colts

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

NFL Workout Updates: 12/14/17

Today’s workout updates, with all links going to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer’s Twitter account unless otherwise noted:

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

Oakland Raiders

NFL Workout Updates: 11/28/17

Here are today’s workout updates, courtesy of veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer unless otherwise noted.

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

  • DL Marcus Hardison

Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans

Steelers’ Roster Now At 53

The Steelers have reduced their roster to 53 players by making the following transactions:

Cut:

Waived/injured:

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/24/16

Here are the minor moves coming on Christmas Eve.

  • The Steelers made several moves in advance of their Week 16 clash with the Ravens, signing defensive lineman Johnny Maxey and cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweets. To make room, Pittsburgh cut running back Daryl Richardson and moved cornerback Shamarko Thomas to IR.
  • With Darius Slay‘s status murky for Monday night’s Lions-Cowboys game, Detroit promoted second-year cornerback Alex Carter from its practice squad, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports (on Twitter). Carter came to the Motor City as a third-round pick in 2015 but saw an injury scrap his rookie season and did not make the 2016 team out of training camp. Carter, who will take Corey Lemonier‘s roster spot, has yet to play in an NFL game despite the Day 2 draft pedigree.
  • The Ravens placed second-round rookie Kamalei Correa on IR with a rib injury and promoted Brennen Beyer from their practice squad to take his place, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Correa finishes the season with three tackles and a fumble forced in nine games (one start).