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Titans place Taylor Thompson on IR

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>The <a href="">#Titans</a> plan to place TE Taylor Thompson on Injured Reserve. He&#39;s been battling a knee injury</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="">November 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Well, there is your answer about getting Taylor Thompson back this week.  This is a disappointing turn for a guy that a lot of people have had high hopes for since the Titans drafted him in the 5th round back in 2012.  Some people said he was the next Jimmy Graham.

That hasn't exactly worked out, but Thompson has helped this team in numerous ways.  He has been really good on special teams and as a blocking tight end.  They will miss that.

This presents a big opportunity for Chase Coffman.  He showed up during the preseason, but there wasn't room on this roster for him with a healthy Thompson and Craig Stevens.  Now that both of those guys are on IR, Coffman is officially the #2 tight end.  Step up, son!  It would make Greenlaw so happy.