The Tennessee Titans made a reversal of sorts at the wide receiver position with their roster on Sunday, re-signing kick returner Eric Weems and placing veteran Harry Douglas on injured reserve.
Douglas was held out of the final two preseason games after experiencing some knee pain, but the injury was not initially considered to be serious.
The move is interesting from the perspective that Douglas is entering the final year of the three-year contract he signed with the Titans. By initially making the 53-man roster, it gives the Titans the opportunity to activate Douglas from injured reserve after eight weeks if the receiver is healthy and the Titans want to bring him back.
In bringing back Weems, the Titans get a boost on special teams by re-signing the veteran, who not only can return kicks, but also plays on the coverage units as well. Weems would now become the fifth receiver, as the Titans also place Tajae Sharpe on injured reserve with a foot injury Saturday and waived Tre McBride, who was claimed by the Chicago Bears.
The Titans also began to establish their 10-man practice squad, signing players to fill nine of those spots.
All but one of those signed Sunday was with the Titans in training camp. That group included quarterback Tyler Ferguson, running back Khalfani Muhammad, tight end Jerome Cunningham, offensive linemen Tyler Marz and Steven Moore, nose tackle Antwaun Woods, safety Denzel Johnson and receiver Darius Jennings. Also added to the practice squad was receiver Zach Pascal, who was in camp with the Washington Redskins.