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New Titans WR Tyler Boyd Feels at Home in Tennessee


NASHVILLE – Tyler Boyd took the field with his Titans teammates for the first time on Tuesday, ready to go.

"Came straight into work," a smiling Boyd said after Tuesday's OTA. "It just feels good to get out here and play football again. I've been working out and training, trying to find my way. … I felt like this was the right fit."

Boyd, who spent his first eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, signed with the Titans earlier this month.

On Tuesday, the veteran receiver talked about his connection with Titans head coach Brian Callahan, his offensive coordinator in Cincinnati, and why it helped lead him to Tennessee.

He also discussed the receiving corps he's joining with the Titans.

"Calvin, I knew him throughout the league, and also Hop," Boyd said of fellow receivers Calvin Ridley and DeAndre Hopkins. "Two great players, and well deserving of their accomplishments and what they do. I can learn from those guys, and they can learn from me.

"And having that trio of us is going to make this whole offense even more deadly."

Boyd has been one of the most productive slot receivers since entering the NFL. According to Next Gen Stats data from 2016 through 2023, he ranked first in the NFL in receptions (390), receiving yards (4,813) and first downs (233) among wide receivers from the slot formation.

In 2023, Boyd had 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns last season, and he's recorded 513 receptions for 6,000 yards In and 31 touchdowns in 120 games in his NFL career.

Boyd said building chemistry with Titans quarterback Will Levis is important, while expressing confidence in his new quarterback.

"He's a great, talented guy," Boyd said of Levis. "He has to get more experience in the offense, but I think he has what it takes to take this offense to where it should be."

A 6-foot-2, 203-pounder, Boyd was a second-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2016 after playing in college at Pittsburgh.

With the Bengals, Boyd posted six consecutive seasons with a minimum of 58 receptions and 667 receiving yards, and he was one of only nine NFL players to do so each year from 2018 through 2023.

Now, he's on a new team, in a new city.

And, he's excited about his fresh start.

"It's definitely weird – I'd been with Cincy eight years, this is my ninth year," Boyd said. "Just having a different (uniform) on, it's new beginnings. But I don't look at it like it might be hard, or I have to readapt. I am older, I'm a vet, and I know what to expect.

"These guys around here are all cool, and it feels right. It just feels right. ... This just felt at home to me."

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