Titans use waiver wire to add experience on special teams

Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 5:20pm
Staff reports

The Tennessee Titans went to the waiver wire Sunday in an attempt to strengthen their special teams.

Linebackers Tim Shaw and Patrick Bailey both were awarded to the Titans. Subsequently Tennessee waived running back LeGarrette Blount and linebacker Stanford Keglar to make room on the roster.

Shaw is a three-year veteran who set a Chicago Bears’ single-season record with 30 special teams tackles in 2009. He originally was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round of the 2007 draft.

Bailey is a two-year veteran who has made 24 special teams tackles in 26 career games with Pittsburgh. He made the Steelers’ roster as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

The Titans also signed six players to their practice squad, five of whom were in training camp. Wide receiver Dominique Edison, cornerback Pete Ittersagen, center Kevin Matthews, safety Myron Rolle and linebacker Patrick Trahan all were brought back after being waived. Also signed to the practice squad was defensive lineman Hall Davis.

It is expected that Blount will be offered one of the two remaining spots on the practice squad.


2 Comments on this post:

By: jwk6179 on 9/5/10 at 4:30

What do they do running back now? With only Chris Johnson, Jevon Ringer and Armand Hall on the roster, what happens if one of these 3 goes down with an injury?

By: KaeWor on 9/5/10 at 11:01

I was really looking forward to seeing "the big back" do his thing. Ringer is an excellent running back, maybe even a no. 1 on most teams, but Blount is a punishing force that can get the tough yards. With a little game-planning by the Titans, they could have him active for games against teams with lighter, faster defenses like Indy -- the smaller guys just cannot stop this dude. It would take the entire Colts defense to bring him down.