According a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tennessee Titans have interest in free agent wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
Former Packers’ WR Jordy Nelson is scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, per source. They were interested in Nelson last year; GM John Schneider loves Nelson.
Other interested teams at this point include: Patriots, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Nelson, who was released by the Green Bay Packers last off-season after ten seasons with the franchise, is coming off a modestly successful season with the Oakland Raiders.
In 15 games with the Raiders last year, Nelson caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns.
The soon-to-be 34 year old wide receiver is two seasons removed from a season that saw him catch 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Would it be beneficial for the Titans to sign Nelson?
Adding a veteran like Nelson could be a good thing for the Titans. He’d certainly help to enhance the winning culture that Tennessee is trying to build. And his experience playing with a future hall of fame quarterback could absolutely help Marcus Mariota’s continued development.
But the Titans already have a slot receiver in the recently signed Adam Humphries. And at this point in his career, Nelson is not a candidate to play on the outside.
Tennessee still needs to find an outside wide receiver to pair with Corey Davis. That might mean signing a veteran or drafting someone. Either way, I don’t think Nelson would necessarily be the best fit for the Titans.
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