Titans Elevate Noteworthy Player From Practice Squad for Monday Night Football
After losing to the New York Giants in Week 1, the Tennessee Titans aren't taking any chances ahead of their Week 2 Monday Night Football matchup against the Buffalo Bills.
On Monday, the Titans announced that they are promoting wide receiver Josh Gordon from the practice squad to the active roster. Yes, that Josh Gordon.
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Tennessee added Gordon to the practice squad after the Kansas City Chiefs cut him during the preseason. With A.J. Brown and Julio Jones elsewhere this season, they certainly needed the wide receiver depth. Beyond Robert Woods, Ryan Tannehill doesn't have too many reliable pass-catchers at the moment.
Gordon's career has been checkered, to say the least. The second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft showed instant talent early on with the Cleveland Browns, leading the league in receiving yards with 1,646 in 2013.
Since then, however, Gordon's once-promising career has been derailed by drug suspensions, injuries, and an overall lack of reliability. No wonder he hasn't been able to stick anywhere for very long, as he's now playing for his fifth NFL team in eight seasons.
The Titans gave the 31-year-old wideout another chance, and now they'll find out if he has anything left.
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With the Bills favored by 10 points on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, the Titans need all the help they can get. They're hoping Gordon's presence will help them keep pace with Buffalo's high-octane offense, which erupted for 31 points in the NFL season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.