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Report: Titans sign RB Jonathan Ward to practice squad

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The Tennessee Titans are signing veteran running back Jonathan Ward to their practice squad, a league source confirmed to Music City Miracles. Cue the Derrick Henry trade rumors. Ward re-joins the Titans after spending a portion of the 2022 season, and this offseason, with the team.

The Titans worked out Ward (and various other veterans) late last week. It marked Ward’s second workout with the Titans in recent weeks. The Titans were likely keeping tabs on his recovery after the former Central Michigan standout suffered an injury during the first preseason game that ultimately hampered his 53-man roster chances.

Ward rushed for eight yards via two carries in Tennessee’s first exhibition game. Ward also recorded a catch. He could serve as the Titans’ No. 3 running back with Julius Chestnut currently remaining on IR. I’d expect Ward to be elevated from the practice squad for Sunday’s contest versus the Atlanta Falcons.

If Ryan Tannehill isn’t healthy, the Titans are going to be starting Malik Willis or Will Levis. That means a run-heavy approach for Mike Vrabel in what promises to be an ugly, hard-fought football game versus Arthur Smith’s Falcons. Expect a heavy dose of Henry, Tajae Spears, and maybe Ward against Atlanta.