NASHVILLE – The Titans have moved receiver Marcus Johnson and defensive back Brady Breeze to the team's "Designated for Return from Injured Reserve" list.
This designation opens up a 21-day window for both players to practice with the team, and they will not count against the team's 53-man roster until being activated from Injured Reserve.
Also on Wednesday, the Titans added defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson, who played in six games with the Chicago Bears (2018-2019), to the team's practice squad. Anderson has also spent time with the Vikings, Steelers and Packers.
Johnson (6-1, 207), who played at the University of Texas, was one of team's offseason stars after being signed back in January. But he was placed on Injured Reserve because of an injury he suffered late in camp after the team cut the roster to 53 players.
Johnson has spent five seasons in the NFL after entering the league as an undrafted college free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016.
During the course of his NFL career, Johnson has registered 42 receptions for 679 yards and three touchdowns in 34 games with the Eagles (2016-17) and Indianapolis (2018-20). In 2020 for the Colts, he played in 11 games and tallied 14 receptions for 255 yards.
Breeze, a sixth-round draft pick by the team in the 2021 NFL Draft, played in college at Oregon.
Breeze (6-0, 196) played in 38 career games with the Ducks, including all 14 games during his final season in 2019. Breeze tallied 95 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed in his final season. He opted out of the 2020 season.
Breeze was the 2020 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP after career-high 11 tackles, a forced fumble and fumble record for a TD. He was one of eight FBS players since 2000 with two fumble returns for a TD and a pick-6 in the same season. He tied for the most defensive TDs (3) in the nation during the 2019 season.
The Titans travel to face the New York Jets on Sunday.