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Titans Excited About the Possibilities With Veteran Slot Receiver Tyler Boyd


NASHVILLE – Quarterback Will Levis has some new faces around him, including a number of new Titans who should make his life easier on the football field.

The latest addition, when it becomes official, will be former Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd.

Levis can hardly wait to work with Boyd, who has familiarity with the offense from his days in Cincinnati with new Titans head coach Brian Callahan.

"I texted TB: I can't wait to learn the offense from you," Levis said of Boyd. "It's cool to watch the tape and all the cut-ups of him balling out, and making all these plays. And, on the teach tape, running these routes exactly like we're telling everyone else to. That's going to be some great insight to hear from a guy who has been in the offense and knows what it is like when the bullets are flying."

The Titans agreed to terms with Boyd earlier in the week, according to multiple national reports. The team hasn't officially announced the move, but Boyd posted "Titan up" on social media on Tuesday.

The deal won't become official until Boyd comes to Nashville to sign the contract, which could happen early next week.

On Thursday, Callahan, Levis and receivers coach Tyke Tolbert all discussed Boyd during their availability with media.

Before being hired by the Titans, Callahan was the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati, where Boyd had big success.

Boyd had 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns last season, and he's recorded 513 receptions for 6,000 yards and 31 touchdowns in 120 games in his NFL career. Boyd has recorded 1,000-yard plus seasons twice in his career, in 2018 and 2019. He has recorded at least 600 receiving yards in seven of his eight seasons in the league.

Boyd, who spent his last eight seasons with the Bengals, will join DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley and others on Tennessee's offense this fall.

"He hasn't signed the papers, just to put that out there," Callahan said of Boyd on Thursday. "That will be official sooner than later, but not quite yet. But Tyler is a slot receiver – that's what he does. That's where he's made his money, that's where his production has come from. He's a fantastic slot receiver on top of it.

"Most importantly I think he's an awesome addition to the locker room. He's a great human being, great worker, and everything about him is what we want to be about. So, to add him is an impactful add for us, and I'm excited about it."

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