The Tennessee Titans have added wideout Darius Jennings, according to Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website, and fullback Joe Bacci. They also cut receiver K.J. Maye.
Bacci is a rookie out of Central Michigan, and he was not taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2016, the 6-foot-1, 245-pound fullback did see action in all 13 games. The fullback position has largely been devalued in the NFL, but the Titans do want to focus on having a complex power running game. If he shows that he can help plow the way and make the running backs more effective, he’d have a shot at making the roster.
Jennings, on the other hand, already has NFL experience. He’s played for the Cleveland Browns, the Chicago Bears, and the New York Jets. In 2015, with the Browns, he got into four games. That’s a small sample size, but he was able to make the most of it, hauling in 14 balls and putting up 117 yards. The Virginia product is a bit undersized at 5-foot-10 and just 169 pounds, but he may be able to prove his value as a slot receiver or in the return game.
The special teams angle is right up his alley. At Virginia, he put up 1,839 career kick return yards. That set a school record. He was also very active in the passing game, catching 133 passes for 1,667 yards, but it is easier for smaller players to thrive on offense in college. In the pros, those return skills could go a long way.