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Titans Add Free Agent QB Brandon Weeden

Posted Oct 3, 2017

The Titans have agreed to terms with free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden, who has started 25 games in his career. Weeden gives the team insurance at the position.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans have agreed to terms with free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden.

Weeden (6-3, 230), who has started 25 games in his career, gives the team insurance at the position heading into Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

Starting quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a hamstring in Sunday’s game against the Texans, and he’s “day to day,” according to Titans coach Mike Mularkey.

Backup quarterback Matt Cassel relieved Mariota on Sunday, and is expected to start of Mariota is unable to play. Mularkey said there’s a possibility the Titans won’t know about Mariota’s availability until late in the week, possibly as late as Sunday.

So the Titans worked out quarterbacks on Tuesday, and ended up reaching a deal with Weeden, the 22nd overall pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Weeden, who’s 33, has played with the Browns, Cowboys and Texans in his career.

He last played in an NFL game in 2015, when he started three games with the Cowboys and one game with the Texans.

In his career, Weeden has completed 559-of-965 passes for 6,462 yards, with 31 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. Because of his experience in Dallas, which uses an offensive system similar to the one in Tennessee, Weeden’s transition should be smoother at the start.

Weeden joins Mariota and Cassel on the 53-man roster, and the Titans also have former Western Kentucky quarterback Tyler Ferguson on the team’s practice squad.

To make room on the 53-man roster, the Titans have waived linebacker Josh Carraway, a seventh round pick out of TCU who has been inactive the first four games.

The Titans have also done some shuffling on the practice squad.

The team signed receiver C.J. Board, a Clarksville native who played at UT Chattanooga, to the 10-man practice squad. Board (6-0, 178) previously spent time with the Ravens. At Chattanooga, Board played in 51 games, with 47 starts, and caught 146 passes for 2,032 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also returned punts and kicks at the school.

The team released receiver Kenneth Durden from the practice squad.