The Tennessee Titans made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, with some good news in the process.
The Titans have designated punter Brett Kern and cornerbacks Kristian Fulton and Tye Smith for return from injured reserve, meaning they have a three-week window to be restored to the active roster.
In corresponding moves, the Titans waived punter Trevor Daniel and cornerback Greg Mabin from the active roster. There is still the chance that one or both of them could be added back to the practice squad and used Sunday in Indianapolis, if Kern or the defensive backs are not ready to play on Monday.
Kern suffered a wrist injury against Cincinnati after an extra point attempt where he was holding went awry. Fulton has been bothered by a knee injury, and Smith suffered a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve.
The Titans also placed inside linebacker Jayon Brown on injured reserve, after he suffered a season-ending elbow injury Sunday against Baltimore. Left tackle Ty Sambrailo also was put on IR, meaning that David Quessenberry could play left tackle for the foreseeable future.
It left Tennessee with several open roster spots, one of which will likely be filled by inside linebacker David Long returning from the Covid-19 list. The other three openings could be filled by the three players designated for return.
The Titans also kicker Sam Sloman, formerly of the Los Angeles Rams, to their practice squad. Also, the Titans are adding quarterback Deshone Kizer to the practice squad to replace Trevor Siemian, who was poached by the Saints last week and added to their active roster.
Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Georgio Tavecchio were released from the practice squad.