Here is the Titans 53 man roster following today's cuts:
QB- Vince Young, Kerry Collins
RB- LenDale White, Chris Johnson, Chris Henry, Quinton Ganther, Ahmard Hall
WR- Justin Gage, Justin McCareins, Lavelle Hawkins, Brandon Jones, Paul Williams, Chris Davis
TE- Alge Crumpler, Bo Scaife, Craig Stevens, Dwayne Blakely
OL- Michael Roos, Jake Scott, Kevin Mawae, Eugene Amano, David Stewart, Daniel Loper, Leroy Harris, Mike Otto
DL- Kyle Vanden Bosch, Albert Haynesworth, Tony Brown, Jevon Kearse, Jason Jones, William Hayes, Jacob Ford, Kevin Vickerson, Dave Ball
LB- Keith Bulluck, David Thornton, Ryan Fowler, Stephen Tulloch, Josh Stamer, Stanford Keglar, Colin Allred
DB- Cortland Finnegan, Nick Harper, Michael Griffin, Chris Hope, Vincent Fuller, Eric King, Reynaldo Hill, Chris Carr, Donnie Nickey
P- Craig Hentrich
K- Rob Bironas
LS- Ken Amato
This biggest surprise to me is that both P. Williams and Chris Davis are both still on the roster. I expected at least one, if not both, of the them to be cut. It is time for them to step and prove that they belong. It is also surprising that these 2 made it over Roydell Williams because at least he has done something on the field.
It is good to see Quinton Ganther get a much deserved spot on the roster.
That is the 53 for now, but does not mean that it will be at this time tomorrow. The Titans will no doubt be looking at the players cut by other teams to upgrade. Don't be surprised to see them bring in some help at wide receiver and/or defensive tackle.
The Titans will also be able to add 8 more players for the practice squad. I expect Ingle Martin, Antonio Johnson, Biren Ealy and Cary Williams to be named to those spots if they clear waivers.
Comments from Jeff Fisher and Mike Reinfeldt after the jump.
"This is always a difficult time of year for us and it seems like over the last couple of years the decisions have become harder, which is a good thing - it means we are more competitive and have more depth. We had to let some players go today that have been part of our program which is not easy. They were tough decisions, but we made the decisions that we thought were in the best interest of the club and I am aware that some of these players will resurface somewhere else in the league. We wish them well, and they have been tremendous workers and a part of our success. We will watch the cuts over the next 24 hours and if there is a player there that can improve us at a spot, then we will do our best to create a roster spot for them."
"This is a hard day, parting with players who committed themselves to the offseason program and training camp. We appreciate their efforts and their work made us a better team. As we see every year in this league, you have turnover in your roster. I think our roster going into this season is stronger than last year and it starts with the offensive and defensive lines and how we play the game. I think the players around Vince Young are better than they were last year and we will continue to look for ways to improve our roster on both sides of the ball, whether that is a potential starter or someone that can fill a specific role."