Titans waive Josh Carraway to make room for Brandon Weeden

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The Titans waived rookie linebacker Josh Carraway to make room for Brandon Weeden, according to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.

The Titans made Carraway a seventh-round pick this spring, seeking depth at the position. He was inactive the first four games.

Carraway was a two-time All-Big 12 pick at TCU, making a combined 17 sacks in his final two seasons in Fort Worth. He was the first player to lead the Horned Frogs in sacks in consecutive years since former first-round pick Jerry Hughes in 2008-09.

The Titans needed a quarterback after Marcus Mariota injured a hamstring Sunday. Matt Cassel played the second half in the loss to the Texans.

Cassel and Weeden previously have shared a quarterbacks room. Cassel replaced Weeden as the starter in Dallas during Tony Romo’s absence in 2015 a few weeks after the Cowboys obtained Cassel in a trade with the Bills.

19 responses to “Titans waive Josh Carraway to make room for Brandon Weeden

  1. Cassel + Weeden…maybe a great law firm. But not a great QB firm. Miami’s D gotta be licking their chops for Mr. Immobile and Mr. Even Less Mobile.

  2. Given the fact everybody says the QB is the most important position on the team, if any starting QB goes down and they don’t already have a serious number 2 guy that can step right in and keep the chains moving, that coach should be fired on the spot. The decision to just have anybody filling up a spot as your number 2 guy just defies wisdom.

  3. regaliaimagewear says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm
    Given the fact everybody says the QB is the most important position on the team, if any starting QB goes down and they don’t already have a serious number 2 guy that can step right in and keep the chains moving, that coach should be fired on the spot. The decision to just have anybody filling up a spot as your number 2 guy just defies wisdom.

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    According to you, there are at least 60 good quarterbacks in the NFL. The rest of us know that there are around 20-25 starting caliber quarterbacks at any given time and that any team with 2 of them is an anomaly.

    That’s part of the reason you see most teams now keeping only one backup. Titans included. They know that if Mariota goes down, no matter who the backup is they will almost definitely struggle.

    For example. Glennon is a quality backup. He got $18 million/year this off-season because regardless of his ability and ideal situation, he’s still probably a top 32 QB.

  4. discdistance says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    regaliaimagewear says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm
    Given the fact everybody says the QB is the most important position on the team, if any starting QB goes down and they don’t already have a serious number 2 guy that can step right in and keep the chains moving, that coach should be fired on the spot. The decision to just have anybody filling up a spot as your number 2 guy just defies wisdom.

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    According to you, there are at least 60 good quarterbacks in the NFL. The rest of us know that there are around 20-25 starting caliber quarterbacks at any given time and that any team with 2 of them is an anomaly.

    That’s part of the reason you see most teams now keeping only one backup. Titans included. They know that if Mariota goes down, no matter who the backup is they will almost definitely struggle.

    For example. Glennon is a quality backup. He got $18 million/year this off-season because regardless of his ability and ideal situation, he’s still probably a top 32 QB.
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    I think my point just went over your head. Teams should already have the best available QB on their team and ready to go. And in particular if they have had a recent injury like Mariotta. If a team is willing to pay a starting QB $22 million plus a year to start because they are critical to winning a SB, then if you are in contention to go after the SB, then you must take out the best insurance policy available so that you DONT sweat if your number one goes down. RG3 played the exact same way as Mariotta and is just cooling his heels waiting to play. He has never been on a great team with a good offensive line. And basically, I think that would have been a super smart way to go. I mean colleges do it all the time. Also, Bill Walsh did it with Montana and Young.
    You just put your whole season unnecessarily on the line. And Glennon got $18 million to start not be a backup. That was a silly signing to me. I would not pay anyone not named Brady or Rodgers that kind of money to try out for my QB position. But that is the way of the Bears. And they have the record to prove it. Oh, and by the way, Tennessee should have learned this lesson last year I think.

  5. @regalia

    They didn’t sign Weeden to come in and play right away. They can’t go into a game without a backup QB.

    Any team with 2 QBs on the depth chart will need to sign a QB when one of them gets injured…

  6. Weedon is an underrated QB. The Texans should have kept him and let clayfoot Savage go. The only down side is he is in the same division as the Texans.

  7. Dude, come on!! You cannot tell me Kaep wouldnt work well in this offense. I mean heck, Mariotta is cut from the same cloth as Kaep. This is getting down right crazy now.

  8. ovaw8lova cut from the same cloth..no. For one thing Mariota can read a defense, Kaep can’t. Marcus only runs on designed plays or when a play breaks down, and even then he keeps his head up looking for a receiver while Kaep runs if the first read isn’t open. I’ve watched them both for many years, the only thing they both do is run.

  9. ovaw8lova says:

    Dude, come on!! You cannot tell me Kaep wouldnt work well in this offense. I mean heck, Mariotta is cut from the same cloth as Kaep. This is getting down right crazy now.
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    Eventually you people are going to have to face the reality that his NFL career is permanently over.

  10. Marcus, ya gotta stop running! With a 3:1 TD/INT ratio just last season, to no surprise to me (anyone else?), you really don’t need to run — just stay aware in the pocket and avoid getting tripped up by your O-linemen and clear out from oncoming impending danger (e.g., N-Suh or Von Miller on-the-prowl lol) and you will be fine. I swear that I did not name you “Baby Brady” for just any ole reason. And the Texans scoring fiddy-seven… WTF was that all about… it was as if Cody Sensabaugh was still playing in the D-secondary lol. C’mon man… and do the TITAN UP!

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