Titans re-sign Demontre Hurst, place LeShaun Sims on IR

Titans re-sign Demontre Hurst, place LeShaun Sims on IR

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The Tennessee Titans made a move to bolster their secondary by bringing back cornerback Demontre Hurst.

For Hurst, the return to the Titans is part of a whirlwind for him as he recently got engaged and has his first child due in January. He had been living back in Oklahoma, staying in shape and waiting for another opportunity when the Titans called.

“I’ve got a little one due in January and I just got engaged last wee. This Christmas has been off the chain,” Hurst said. “But everything is falling into place and I’m more htan happy to be here now.
“My fiancee’ is every accepting. She wants me to be where I want to be as far as playing ball. She said, ‘You’ve been home long enough. Go play some football.'”

Hurst was with the Titans in camp after signing as a free agent in the off-season, but was waived in final cuts after suffering a groin injury toward the end of the preseason. He had previously worked out for the Bears, Colts and Saints this year following his release by the Titans.

The move was necessitated by the hamstring injury to LeShaun Sims, suffered Wednesday. Sims was placed on injured reserve to make room on the Titans’ 53-man roster.

Without Sims and possibly without Logan Ryan, who has been nursing an ankle injury and did not practice all week, the Titans are short-handed in the secondary. Ryan will be listed as questionable for Sunday. He suffered the injury against the 49ers last week and did not return.

Defensive lineman Karl Klug did return to practice Friday and was a full participant. Klug has been battling a groin injury and had not practiced Wednesday or Thursday. He has no injury designation, which indicates that he should be able to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.

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