The Tennessee Titans waived fullback Jalston Fowler on Saturday to make room for outside linebacker Josh Carraway to join the club.
Fowler, a fourth-round pick from Alabama in 2015, had been used sparingly this season and was a healthy scratch for the previous two games as the Titans ran very few plays with a fullback, and on the plays where a fullback was needed, they shifted one of their tight ends into the backfield.
Titans coach Mike Mularkey said earlier this week about Fowler that part of the reason he had been inactive was due to not making enough of a contribution on special teams, combined with so few snaps by a fullback.
“You’re seeing a lot more in contributions from our fullbacks on special teams and we just haven’t gotten that from that position,” Mularkey said on Thursday.
Carraway, a seventh-round pick, from Texas Christian was on the Titans active roster, but was waived and added back to the practice squad. Carraway was inactive for each game he was on the Titans 53-man roster.
The Titans need an additional pass rusher this week because Derrick Morgan is out with a sprained knee. Morgan leads the Titans with 7.5 sacks.
Veteran Erik Walden will start opposite Brian Orakpo in place of Morgan, with Kevin Dodd, Nate Palmer and Carraway serving as backups Sunday.