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Report: Titans add former Giants receiver Roger Lewis to practice squad; 53rd roster spot remains open

We still don’t know who the Titans 5th receiver will be on Sunday, but they did add a 3rd receiver to their practice squad.

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The Titans still have not filled their 53rd spot on the active roster, but they did add a receiver to the practice squad this morning per Paul Kuharsky.

Lewis signed on with the Giants as an undrafted receiver out of Bowling Green before the 2016 season and stuck on the roster. He ended up playing in 13 games and starting one during his rookie season. Last year, he started 8 games for the Giants, catching 36 passes for 416 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Giants left him off their 53-man roster at the end of camp this year which left him available to join the Titans practice squad.

At 6’-0” and 203 pounds he’s got average size, but his 4.46 40-time at his pro day in 2016 indicates above average speed and he was known as a deep threat during his college career. The Giants used him primarily as an outside receiver during his time in New York.

He also played significant snaps on punt, punt return, kick, and kick return teams for the Giants which could be valuable if the Titans do call him up to the 53-man roster at some point in the future.

Right now the Titans have three wide receivers on the practice squad: Cameron Batson, Chad Hansen, and Roger Lewis. Will one of those three be promoted to the 53-man roster or will they add another outside receiver today? My guess is still that they will add a veteran receiver either via free agency or trade by the end of the day.

The team also still has one more practice squad spot to fill as they currently sit at 9 there:

WR Cameron Batson

G Jamil Douglas

WR Chad Hansen

LB Nigel Harris

CB Joshua Kalu

LB LaTroy Lewis

G David Quessenberry

S Damon Webb

WR Roger Lewis

They will likely be adding a quarterback to that open 10th spot after releasing Austin Davis earlier this week. Davis is not practice squad eligible so this spot will probably go to Logan Woodside (who was on the practice squad for the first three weeks of the season) or another young, developmental quarterback.