Titans Add TE Ryan Izzo to Active Roster, DL Da'Shawn Hand to Practice Squad


NASHVILLE – The Titans have added tight end Ryan Izzo to the team's active roster.

Izzo, most recently on the practice squad of the Seattle Seahawks, will fill the roster spot previously held by tight end MyCole Pruitt. Pruitt suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, and he was placed on Injured Reserve on Tuesday.

Izzo, drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Patriots, signed with Seattle's practice squad in September after being waived by the Texans at the end of training camp, and after a brief stint on the practice squad of the New York Giants.

Izzo (6-5, 255) was traded from the Patriots to the Texans this past March, but he was released by Houston in August. Izzo played in 18 games, with 16 starts, for the Patriots in 2019-20. He caught 19 passes for 313 yards and a touchdown.

As a college player at Florida State, Izzo tallied 54 receptions, 761 yards and six touchdowns in 41 career games.

Izzo joins tight ends Geoff Swaim Anthony Firkser on the Titans active roster. The Titans also have tight end Austin Fort on the team's practice squad.

Also on Wednesday, the Titans signed defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand, who played at the University of Alabama, to the team's practice squad.

Hand (6-3, 297), a fourth-round draft pick by the Lions in the 2018 NFL Draft who most recently spent time on the practice squad for the Colts, has played in 29 games, with 11 starts, in his NFL career, all with the Lions from 2018 to 2021. He has recorded 50 tackles and three sacks.

As a college player at Alabama, Hand posted nine sacks and 71 tackles in 50 career games.

The Titans face the Texans at noon on Sunday in Houston.

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