Titans Add Veteran Safeties Clayton Geathers and Bradley McDougald, Part Ways With Four Others, in a Flurry of Roster Moves


NASHVILLE – The Titans made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, including adding a pair of safeties while parting ways with a handful of other players.

First, the additions -- the Titans have agreed to terms with Bradley McDougald and Clayton Geathers, two safeties with experience.

Also on Monday, the Titans waived tight end Deon Yelder, defensive back Reggie Floyd and punter James Smith from the team's roster.

The team also waived-injured defensive back Maurice Smith while placing defensive back Kevin Peterson on Injured Reserve.

McDougald, who played at Kansas, has played in 105 games, with 82 starts, in his NFL career with the Chiefs (2013), Buccaneers (2013-2016), Seahawks (2017-2019) and the Jets (2020). He's recorded 459 tackles with 10 interceptions and 43 passes defensed in his career. He played in seven games with the Jets last season, starting all of them, before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

Geathers, who played at Central Florida, played from 2015-2019 with the Colts. He's recorded 244 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception in his career. He was drafted by the Colts in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Geathers opted out of the 2020 season.

All NFL teams must be down to 85 players by 3 p.m. Monday.

The Titans practice at Nissan Stadium on Monday night before traveling to Tampa on Tuesday for joint practices, and a preseason game against the Buccaneers.

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