Titans waive CB Jeremy Boykins and WR Mekale McKay

New York Jets cornerback Dexter McDougle (23) works against Tennessee Titans defensive back Jeremy Boykins (39) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
AP Photo/Julio Cortez

The Tennessee Titans announced Wednesday that two players have been waived with the injury designation, cornerback Jeremy Boykins and wide receiver Mekale McKay. Should they not be claimed by another team, Boykins and McKay could then be placed on injured reserve by the Titans if the team chose to do so.

Boykins, who was not expected to play in the Titans’ preseason finale due to a groin injury, saw action in all three of the team’s preseason games. After accounting for one tackle and one pass defensed in the preseason opener, Boykins tallied five combined tackles and one pass defensed in Tennessee’s win over the Panthers. Boykins, who played his college football at UCF, played 11 snaps in the Titans’ 19-7 loss to the Bears and was beaten for a touchdown.

At 6-foot-5, McKay was the tallest wide receiver on the Titans roster. But the Cincinnati product was unable to make much of an impact on the field due to a hamstring injury suffered early in training camp. His release comes one day after wide receivers Corey Davis and Eric Decker returned to practice.

Davis had been out of the rotation since early August with a hamstring injury, and while it’s unlikely that he’ll play in the preseason finale Thursday, the first-round pick out of Western Michigan is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener.

Both Davis and Decker will be key options in the passing game as Tennessee looks to take another step forward after winning nine games but missing out on the playoffs last season.

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