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Titans release wide receiver Hakeem Nicks in cutting to 53

September 5, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have released veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks among their moves in trimming their roster to the NFL’s 53-man limit.

The Titans announced their final moves Saturday.

They had signed Nicks to a one-year contract, and the veteran started the preseason finale Thursday night. Nicks caught only three passes for 59 yards this preseason. The move leaves Tennessee with four receivers: Kendall Wright, Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter and rookie Dorial Green-Beckham.

The Titans also kept five tight ends with Chase Coffman and Phillip Supernaw joining Delanie Walker, Craig Stevens and Anthony Fasano. Coffman was signed the day before Tennessee reported for training camp, and he finished with a team-high 12 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns this preseason. Supernaw was second with nine catches for 96 yards.

Whether they stay on the roster for the season opener Sept. 13 at Tampa Bay remains to be seen. The Titans, who went 2-14 last season, stand behind only the Bucs in the pecking order to claim players off waivers.

For now, the Titans have a pair of undrafted rookies on the roster with cornerback Cody Riggs out of Notre Dame and guard Quinton Spain from West Virginia. They also kept eight of their nine draft picks, releasing only their seventh-round pick in receiver Tre McBride.

Tennessee also waived offensive linemen Byron Stingily, Josue Matias and Will Poehls; wide receivers Rico Richardson and Jacoby Ford; quarterback Alex Tanney; and running back David Fluellen.

The Titans also placed linebackers Zaviar Gooden (hamstring) and J.R. Tavai (knee) and Yawin Smallwood on injured reserve.



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