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Tracking the Titans roster cuts as we head towards Saturday’s 53-man roster deadline

Updating the latest roster cuts as they are reported.

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The Titans — along with the 31 other NFL teams — must cut their roster from 90 players to 53 between now and 3:00 PM Central on Saturday, August 31st. We will be tracking the Titans roster cuts here as they come in and providing some commentary about what those cuts mean for other players who might or might not be making the roster.

We are currently at 13 reported cuts out of a total of 37 expected. No big surprises to this point.

TE/FB Ryan Hewitt will be released

Not a huge surprise here, but this likely means that MyCole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser’s roster spots are safe. It’s also a hint that David Fluellen’s spot is probably safe as well.

OLB Derick Roberson will be released

Roberson’s release was all but guaranteed after the Titans traded a conditional seventh round pick to the Packers for Reggie Gilbert. As PK mentions in his tweet, look for Roberson to be a guy that is targeted for the practice squad. It seems that the Titans liked what he did here, but think he needs more work before he’s ready to be a game day contributor.

DL Braxton Hoyett will be released

Not a surprise here. An undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State, Hoyett had some moments in preseason action, but was pretty clearly on the lower end of the defensive line rotation.

OT Taylor Marz will be released

WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, RB Alex Barnes and DB LaDarius Wiley will all be released

Ratliff-Williams and Wiley are two of the better practice squad candidates among the players that have been released to this point. I’d guess that either Jeremy McNichols (if he’s released and clears waivers) or Dalyn Dawkins gets the nod on the practice squad over Barnes though.

DL Chris Nelson will be released

OL A.T. Hall will be released

OLB LaTroy Lewis will he released

C Hroniss Grasu will be released

I wonder if Grasu might end up getting a call for the practice squad. He’s close with Marcus Mariota and played pretty well in the preseason.

WR DeAngelo Yancey will be released

DL Frank Herron will be released

CB Kenneth Durden will be released

Not a surprise here, but Durden was a guy that made the team last year. Looks like Tye Smith has likely reclaimed his CB5 spot and his role as a key special teams contributor.

CB Mike Jordan will be released

P Austin Barnard will be released

G Aaron Stinnie will be released

QB Logan Woodside is expected to be released

This was one that many thought would go the other way, but ultimately it appears the Titans believe they can get Woodside through waivers and sign him back onto their practice squad. It will be interesting to see if he gets claimed.

WR Kalif Raymond WILL make the Titans 53-man roster

It will be interesting to see what this means for Taywan Taylor. There were so extremely loosely sourced trade rumors floating around yesterday and I think Raymond’s news makes it likely that the Titans are shopping their embattled former 3rd round pick.

RB/FB David Fluellen WILL make the Titans 53-man roster

I never thought this was in doubt, but now it’s official. The Titans are likely to use the newly bulked up Fluellen as the primary fullback/H-back on offense in addition to his regular role as a key special teams contributor.

RB Jeremy McNichols will be released

McNichols became a fan favorite during preseason thanks to his strong performances, but ultimately that wasn’t enough to force the Titans to keep four running backs. Expect him to be added to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

OL Austin Pasztor will he released

WR Cody Hollister will be released

He had a decent preseason, but was never really a threat to make the roster. Possible practice squad candidate.

CB Kareem Orr will be released

Orr had a nice camp and seems like a great practice squad candidate. His release combined with the release of Durden all but guarantees Tye Smith’s spot on the 53.

DL Isaiah Mack is expected to make the 53-man roster

This was expected after he got the night off with the rest of the starters/top backups Thursday night. An outstanding camp helped push him over the top.

WR Darius Jennings will make the Titans 53-man roster

Again, this one was expected, but it makes 6 WRs that we feel pretty confident are on the roster. Taywan Taylor would make 7 if he’s kept. No word on his status yet.

DL Amani Bledsoe will be released

He’s a guy that made some early noise, but ultimately couldn’t keep pace with Isaiah Mack. Likely a guy who will be a practice squad priority.

RB Dalyn Dawkins appears likely to make the 53-man roster

This is one of the bigger surprises. Dawkins massive night in the fourth preseason game may have earned him a roster spot. He’s one of my favorite players to watch so I’m glad he’s sticking around.