The Tennessee Titans added a wide receiver on Tuesday, and no, it’s not the one Titans fans hoped it was.
Tennessee agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos wideout Fred Brown on a multi-year deal. The 27-year-old spent the last two seasons with Denver, playing in 14 games, including one start.
He has two career receptions on three targets for 21 yards, all of which came in 2019, and he spent some time on special teams, recording five tackles. Brown played in just one game last year and spent the majority of the season on the Broncos’ practice squad.
Brown signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017 but was waived by the team at the end of training camp. He later signed a reserve/futures contract with the Los Angeles Rams at the end of the 2018 season but was cut at the end of their training camp.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Brown played at Mississippi State, recording 50 receptions for 785 yards and five touchdowns in 23 career games over three seasons. He was dismissed before his senior season for a violation of the student honor code.
Brown’s addition lends depth to a Titans’ wide receiver group that includes A.J. Brown, Josh Reynolds, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Cameron Batson, Cody Hollister, Rashard Davis, Marcus Rogers, Mason Kinsey, 2021 fourth-round pick Dez Fitzpatrick and 2021 sixth-round pick Racey McMath.
The Titans may not be done adding receivers. The organization has been linked to Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones in recent trade speculation. In addition, Tennessee seemingly is looking at perhaps another wideout on the free agent market.
The top available free agents include Golden Tate, Alshon Jeffery, Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor and Isaiah Ford.
“We'll continue to evaluate players that are available,” GM Jon Robinson said after the draft. “Players that are on the street that don't have jobs or players that do have jobs on other teams that may become available. That's part of my job ... to constantly evaluate the supply of players that you can add to your football team and then make the decisions that's best for the team.”
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