The NFL is forcing each team to go through three waves of cuts before the regular season, which means Josh Malone’s time with the Tennessee Titans is over.
Despite a strong summer in the OTAs, it appears the emergence of Treylon Burks, Kyle Philips, Racey McMath and Dez Fitzpatrick has led Malone to run out of positions to fight on the 53-man roster.
While a return to Nashville on the practice squad might still be on the table, the former Tennessee volunteer will get his chance to make a name for himself elsewhere over the next few weeks.
Joining him in the first wave of cuts were:
-Jordan Wilkins, RB
-Haskell Garrett, NWT
-Deante Burton, DB
-Carson Green, OL
It wasn’t all cuts on Tuesday and the Tennessee Titans actually signed an interesting defensive back.
The Tennessee Titans claim Lonnie Johnson Jr.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Tennessee Titans added a player with connections to the Houston Texans.
When the Texans drafted Lonnie Johnson Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, it was… debatable. Widely considered a Day 3 prospect in his class, Houston passed on offensive line assist like Nate Davis, along with DK Metcalf, Terry McClaurin and Dawson Knox to make this selection.
It placed unfair expectations on Johnson Jr. early on, and it didn’t help that he struggled early in his career.
In all fairness, he’s athletic and long enough to make it work at the corner at the college level, but he’s probably better as a full-time safety/tight tackle player at this point in his career. With Chris Jackson out with an injury of unknown severity, Theo Jackson missing some time and Amani Hooker not training very often, it doesn’t hurt to have more safety depth.
Although his chances of making the 53-man roster are very slim, he has the athleticism and size to make the practice squad. At 26, it’s not crazy to hope he might have reserve potential as a deep-lying player for a future call-up if he’s needed at the end of the season, but either way, it’s is a moderate, low-risk gambler. reward movement.
It’s also worth noting that Anthony Midget and Tim Kelly were both with him in Houston in 2019, so there’s no reason to think they didn’t approve of him character-wise. /work ethic/benefit.