Titans Claim Jets TE Jace Amaro, Release DL Mehdi Abdesmad


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans have added depth to a critical position by claiming former Jets tight end Jace Amaro off waivers.

Amaro, a second-round pick by the Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft, joins tight ends Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano and Phillip Supernaw on the roster.

The Titans waived defensive lineman Mehdi Abdesmad on Sunday to make room for Amaro on the 53-man roster.

Amaro, waived by the Jets on Saturday, caught 38 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games during the 2014 season after a stellar college career at Texas Tech, where he was a first team All-America performer. Amaro (6-5, 265) caught 106 passes for 1,352 yards and seven touchdowns during his final season at Texas Tech.

Amaro, selected 49th overall by the Jets in 2014, missed all of 2015 with a torn shoulder labrum. Amaro suffered a groin injury during this year's preseason, which caused him to miss a game.

The Titans kept five tight ends on the roster at the start of last season, but opted to keep just three when they cut down to 53 players on Saturday. Walker returns after a Pro Bowl season, while Fasano brings valuable experience to the group. Supernaw played in all 16 games last season and has been a valuable contributor on special teams.

Late last month, veteran Craig Stevens decided to retire after eight NFL season.

Abdesmad is eligible to return to the team on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Also on Sunday, the Dolphins claimed former Titans receiver Justin Hunter, and the Jaguars claimed former Titans defensive back Marqueston Huff. Both players were released on Saturday.

A photographic look at the 2016 Tennessee Titans as of Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.

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