Titans to release Daniel Graham

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Daniel Graham appears to be nearing the end of the line.

Graham, a tight end who played in all 16 games for the Titans last season, starting seven, will be released by the Titans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

After signing a three-year contract with the Titans in July, Graham was used almost exclusively as a blocker last year, catching just two passes all season. A tight end who doesn’t catch passes isn’t a good fit for the Chris Palmer offense in Tennessee. Additionally, Graham will turn 34 in November and probably doesn’t have a lot left.

The Titans’ depth chart at tight end now consists of Jared Cook, Craig Stevens and fifth-round rookie Taylor Thompson.

7 responses to “Titans to release Daniel Graham

  1. He’s had a pretty good career. Would love to see him retire in a Pats jersey. Think he could still be a useful blocker, even if its just on Kick/Punt returns

  2. “A tight end who doesn’t catch passes isn’t a good fit for the Chris Palmer offense in Tennessee.”

    Huh? Since when did Chris Palmer ever have tight ends catching a lot of passes? Outside of one year (Witten in 2005), he’s never been reliant on TEs catching a lot of balls. Could it just be that Graham is getting older and isn’t all that great of a TE?

  3. Graham was an excellent WHAM play blocker, and blocker in general in NE. He wanted to be more a part of the passing O and the Pats didn’t want to pay a huge contract to a mainly blocking TE so they parted ways. Funny thing is that in Den and Ten, he was ALSO mainly a blocker. But at least he got paid.

  4. Marko226, I’m not sure they NED more TEs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they pick him up… as long as this process has humbled him enough to accept the money they are willing to pay for locking TE.

  5. sounds like he might be done. good solid player. great blocker and used to be a beast on the TE screens charlie weiss ran

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