Titans finally add veteran to group of wide receivers

Friday, August 26, 2011 at 5:19pm

The Tennessee Titans talked for weeks about adding a veteran wide receiver. Friday, they finally did.

Kevin Curtis, a seven-year veteran of three NFL teams, agreed to contract terms.

To make room on the roster, former Tennessee State University standout Joseph Hillis was released.

Curtis has scored 20 receiving touchdowns in 81 career games with St. Louis, Philadelphia and Miami. Originally a third-round draft pick of the Rams, he has 253 receptions for his career, which is now the most among all Titans receivers. Justin Gage is second with 181 career catches.

Curtis’ best season was 2007 with Philadelphia, when he had 77 receptions for 1,110 yards and six touchdowns.

His addition comes a day before Tennessee’s third preseason game, Saturday against Chicago (7 p.m., LP Field). Kenny Britt, who has been held out of the first two preseason contests because of lingering concern over a hamstring injury, will miss that one as well.

There also remains uncertainty about whether Britt, who led the team in receiving yards each of the last two years, will be suspended for one or more regular-season games following three offseason arrests.

Britt met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this week regarding those off-the-field incidents.

1 Comment on this post:

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