The Tennessee Titans claimed three players off waivers, including two wide receivers, on Sunday. Receivers Kris Durham from the Detroit Lions and T.J. Graham from the Buffalo Bills were claimed along with cornerback Brandon Harris from the Houston Texans. To make room on the roster for the moves, the Titans waived wide receiver Michael Preston, defensive back Khalid Wooten and center Steve Vallos.
The five wide receivers who made the Cleveland Browns’ 53-man roster combined for only 41 catches in the NFL last season while a veteran who caught 39 in 2013 was cut. Austin Miles caught 24 with the Dallas Cowboys, Andrew Hawkins grabbed 12 with the Cincinnati Bengals and Travis Benjamin had five with the Browns. Taylor Gabriel is a rookie and Charles Johnson is a first-year player. Veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson, who caught 39 passes for the Detroit Lions last year, was cut.
The Detroit Lions waived running back Mikel Leshoure on Saturday, according to multiple reports. Leshoure was a second-round pick in 2011 and slated to be a significant part of the offensive before missing his rookie season due to a torn Achilles. He had 215 carries for 798 yards and nine rushing touchdowns in 2012, but slid down the depth chart with the arrival of Reggie Bush to team with Joique Bell in the backfield last season. Leshoure had just two carries in 2013, and fell behind Theo Riddick on the depth chart this preseason.
The Cleveland Browns released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson on Saturday, according to multiple reports. Burleson, 33, has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury and only played in one exhibition game. He had one catch for 27 yards in the Browns’ victory over the Chicago Bears in the preseason finale Thursday. Burleson had 461 receiving yards with one touchdown last season with the Detroit Lions.