The Titans 53-man roster is almost officially COVID clear for the first time since Isaiah Wilson went on the reserve/COVID list back on September 6th. The team activated receiver Corey Davis, making him the 12th Titans player to return from the list in the past two weeks. Tight end MyCole Pruitt is the final player on the active roster left to be activated and there is optimism that his return happens this week as well.
The return of Davis gives the Titans their full complement of receivers for the first time since the opener in Denver. Despite missing the past two games, Davis is still the team’s second-leading receiver with 206 yards behind only tight end Jonnu Smith.
Getting Davis back into the rotation alongside A.J. Brown, Adam Humphries, and Kalif Raymond is huge. As we saw in Week 1, he’s still very capable of taking over a game for the Titans offense, even if he does play second fiddle to Brown in most games.
It’s hard to fathom the Tennessee passing attack getting even more potent, considering they currently rank 6th in completion percentage (69.9%), tied for 4th in touchdowns (13), 4th in Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt (8.3), and 3rd in passer rating (113.5), but having Davis back gives Ryan Tannehill one of the best set of weapons in football.
That’s before you even bring up Davis’ blocking. He’s well-known at this point for being one of the best blocking receivers in the game and he was responsible for big contributions to some of the long touchdowns for Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown in 2019. His presence should help the Titans offense continue to create those explosive plays that have become a hallmark of Arthur Smith’s group.
The big question marks remaining for the Titans from a health standpoint are how soon Jonnu Smith can return from his “minor” ankle injury and when Adoree’ Jackson can make his long-awaited return from a knee injury that has delayed the start to his 2020 season by five games already.
We should find out more on both players as the team returns to the practice field on Wednesday for their first week of normal work since Week 3.