Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster to 53 Players While Also Trading WR Taywan Taylor to Browns


NASHVILLE – The Titans have trimmed their roster to 53 players before today's NFL deadline.

Among the moves: QB Logan Woodside, running back Jeremy McNichols and offensive lineman Corey Levin have all been waived.

Also, the team has traded receiver Taywan Taylor to the Cleveland Browns for a 2020 draft pick.

Meanwhile, receiver Kalif Raymond, defensive lineman Isaiah Mack, running back Dalyn Dawkins and offensive linemen David Quessenberry and Jamil Douglas are among those who've made the team's initial 53-man roster.

More roster shuffling could take place in the coming days, however, as players from other teams could be claimed on Sunday.

Raymond led the Titans in the preseason with 13 catches for 204 yards, while Dawkins ended the preseason in style with a 117-yard, two touchdown game against the Bears. Mack, who played collegiately at Chattanooga, was consistently disruptive in training camp after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.

As part of the team's roster transactions, the Titans placed defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons on the Reserve/NFI list to start the season. As part of the designation, Simmons won't be able to practice the first six weeks of the season.

Also, tackle Taylor Lewan has officially been moved to the team's suspended list.

Taywan Taylor, a third-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky, had some key moments with the Titans, electrifying fans with his speed and big-play ability.

But he also dealt with some inconsistencies during his time in Tennessee, at a time when the Titans enter the season with front-line starters and solid depth at the position.

Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, Tajae Sharpe and A.J. Brown are in line to log significant playing time for the Titans in 2019. Receiver Darius Jennings, a kickoff return specialist for the Titans, and Raymond give the team six players at the position.

The following players have been informed they will be waived/released at Saturday's 3 p.m. deadline:

OL Hroniss Grasu
OL Austin Pasztor
TE Ryan Hewitt
DB Kenneth Durden
DB D'Andre Payne
DB JoJo Tillery
DB Michael Jordan
DB Kareem Orr
DB LaDarius Wiley
DL Chris Nelson
DL Braxton Hoyett
DL Frank Herron
DL Amani Bledsoe
LB Derick Roberson
LB Ukeme Eligwe
LB Quart'e Sapp
LB LaTroy Lewis
LB Eric Cotton
OL A.T. Hall
OL Aaron Stinnie
OL Corey Levin
OL Tyler Marz
P Austin Barnard
QB Logan Woodside
RB Akeem Hunt
RB Jeremy McNichols
RB Alex Barnes
TE Parker Hesse
WR DeAngelo Yancey
WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams
WR Papi White
WR Cody Hollister
WR Tanner McEvoy

Traded to Browns:
WR Taywan Taylor

Reserve NFI:
DL Jeffery Simmons

LT Taylor Lewan

Note: The Titans can begin putting together their practice squad on Sunday.

A first look at the 2019 Tennessee Titans following roster cuts on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

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