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Titans Remove Kevin Dodd from PUP, Add Two Receivers

Posted Aug 17, 2016

Titans remove rookie linebacker Kevin Dodd from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, while adding two receivers to the roster.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The wait is over for Titans rookie linebacker Kevin Dodd.

On Wednesday, the team officially activated Dodd from the Physically Unable to Perform list, a day after Titans coach Mike Mularkey talked with optimism about him returning to the field.

Dodd, placed on PUP at the start of training camp following foot surgery, spent the first two weeks of camp working on his own. He did some rigorous work on Tuesday.

“He did a workout, a very strenuous workout and he did pretty good with it,” Mularkey said. “I was very pleased with it. We’re going to see how he picks up in the morning with it.

“I was very, very encouraged by his workout today. We put him in the most strenuous test to date.”

Mularkey said Dodd, a second-round pick in the NFL Draft out of Clemson, could possibly play in the Titans’ third preseason contest at Oakland.

“He has to get in football shape," Mularkey said. "You can do what you want, but it’s different from doing what we do.”

Dodd said early in camp he planned to work hard, and remain patient.

“It is real difficult just to not be able to be out there and be a part of this team,’’ Dodd said. “But the smartest thing for me now is to not be out there.
 
“I am still getting after it, working and taking it step by step and hopefully will be back soon. … Of course I kind of want to be out there, but it is what’s best. The coaches, they know what is best for me. It is up to me to just trust their plan.”

The Titans on Wednesday also signed a pair of receivers – Jarrod West and Donte Foster.

West (6-2, 203) played at Syracuse and has spent time with the Steelers and Jets.

In four seasons at Syracuse, West totaled 134 grabs for 1,836 yards.

Foster (6-1, 199), who went to Ohio University, has spent time with the Vikings, Cowboys, Chargers and Giants. Foster entered the NFL as an undrafted college free agent in 2014, when he signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Since then, he has spent time on practice squads with Minnesota and San Diego. Foster became just the second player in school history at Ohio to top 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. For his college career, he posted 167 receptions for 2,180 yards and 21 touchdowns.

The Titans also waived/injured offensive lineman Josue Matias.