The Titans made several roster changes early this week as the trade deadline approached. With a two game losing streak and a struggling defense, some moves were expected to be made.
Monday Tennessee traded a 6th round draft pick to the Los Angeles Chargers for cornerback Desmond King. King has played four seasons with the Chargers including 2018 when he was voted first-team All-Pro at his position.
In addition to helping the Titans 27th ranked passing defense, head coach Mike Vrabel is hoping he’ll help with their struggles getting to the quarterback.
“He’s a player that we felt like could help us, come in and play DB. He’s been disruptive. He’s an effective blitzer and has done some things,” said Vrabel. The Titans, who are among the worst in the NFL in pass rush, were the first team that failed to sack Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow this season.
In addition the Titans also released veteran cornerback Jonathon Joseph and long snapper Beau Brinkley. Both players have started all seven games this season. Brinkley had been with the Titans for nine seasons but has had his share of struggles this season. Veteran Matt Overton was added to the practice squad on October 12.
Tennessee also intends on releasing former first-round pick Vic Beasley. Beasley has played in just five games this season with no starts and three tackles. The linebacker started off on the wrong foot with the organization after an unexcused 10-day absence to before the season. The resulting fine was $500,000.
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