The Tennessee Titans announced four practice squad moves on Thursday, one of which included the signing of wide receiver Josh Gordon.
Along with the addition of Gordon, which was reported earlier in the day, the Titans are also signing former Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Kevin Rader to the practice squad.
To make room for Gordon and Rader, Tennessee is releasing wide receiver Reggie Roberson and tight end David Wells, both of whom missed the 53-man roster cut and were brought back on the practice squad.
Tennessee is in desperate need of help at the wide receiver position with the opener just 10 days away. The Titans carried five receivers on their initial 53-man roster, but one of them, Racey McMath, has since been placed on IR.
— Flash (@JOSH_GORDONXII) September 1, 2022
Gordon’s off-the-field issues are well-documented, and the fact that he was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs days ago means we shouldn’t expect much from him.
However, there’s no denying the potential upside of bringing in a player who was once on a superstar trajectory. Adding to that, this is a low-risk move, as Tennessee can simply cut him loose from the practice squad if things don’t work out.
We could get our first look at Gordon in the two-tone blue on Monday, the next practice open to the media.