NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Titans were surprisingly active in the week after the NFL Draft, making multiple roster decisions that will impact the team this fall and beyond.
Perhaps the most notable move was the decision to decline the fifth-year option of receiver Corey Davis on Friday. That means the no. 5 overall pick in 2017 will become a free agent after the 2020 season.
It would be unfair to call Davis a bust with 142 career catches for nearly 1,900 yards, but his production has not lived up to the hype for where he was drafted. And the fact his numbers actually dipped last season once Ryan Tannehill took over at quarterback, sets up what appears to be a make or break season.
The Titans did pick up the fifth year option on the their other first round pick from 2017, cornerback Adoree' Jackson. With the departures of Logan Ryan and LeShaun Sims, Jackson's expected to take on a bigger role in 2020. He’s been steady if not spectacular in his three seasons in Tennessee, recording 188 tackles and two interceptions.
The Titans also bolstered their defensive backfield in free agency by going out and signing veteran cornerback Jonathan Joseph. The 36 year old Joseph's heading into his 15th season after playing five seasons for the Bengals and the last nine for the Texans. He's made 755 career tackles and grabbed a whopping 31 interceptions.
Jackson was one of four free agents the team added last week. Backup guard Zac Kerin's played parts of six NFL seasons with five different teams, and most recently was in the XFL. Running back Senorise Perry's played five years with the Bears, Dolphins and Bills. And safety Ibraheim Campbell's played five seasons with five different teams, making 115 tackles.
Perry and Campbell are likely to find roles on special teams for the Titans.
Steve Layman spoke with Newschannel 5 Titans’ Analyst Jonathan Hutton on the Electric Power Companies Sunday Sports Central about the moves and what they mean for the 2020 season. You can watch that segment in the video player above.