NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans nose tackle Antwaun Woods impressed coaches from the time he first joined the team back in May.
He's paid his dues since, working on the team's practice squad. On Wednesday, the Titans promoted Woods to the 53-man roster.
A four-year starter at Southern California, Woods (6-1, 318) signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent this year following the draft. He totaled 113 career tackles, eight sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss at USC.
To make room for Woods on the roster, the Titans placed defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad on injured reserve. Abdesmad suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's loss to the Jaguars.
Additionally, the Titans have added outside linebacker Kourtnei Brown and receiver K.J. Maye to the practice squad.
Brown (6-4, 253) spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played in five games. He's spent time with San Francisco, Washington, Buffalo, Detroit, St. Louis, Houston and Tampa Bay since entering the NFL following his career at Clemson. Brown played four seasons for the Tigers and totaled 75 tackles, three sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Maye (5-8, 191) played in 52 at the University of Minnesota, where he had 107 receptions for 1,190 yards and six touchdowns. Maye signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2016 and was waived following training camp.
The Titans wrap up the season on Sunday at Nissan Stadium against the Houston Texans.
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