The Tennessee Titans lost their designated survivor Friday evening when practice squad quarterback Trevor Siemian was signed by the New Orleans Saints to their active roster.
The move was announced by Siemian's agent, Mike McCartney on Twitter.
Siemian was signed by the Titans in the middle of training camp when the club released rookie seventh-round pick Cole McDonald. Siemian, a former starter for the Denver Broncos, was brought in to push Logan Woodside for the second-string quarterback spot behind starter Ryan Tannehill.
When the Titans decided to keep Woodside as their second quarterback in final cuts, Siemian was released, but then re-signed to the practice squad, where he had been all season long until the Saints signed him as a third quarterback with Drew Brees being placed on injured reserve with broken ribs.
In the weeks following the Titans' Covid-19 outbreak in late September, Siemian had been labeled as the Titans' “designated survivor,” staying away from the facility in the event that another Covid outbreak affected both Tannehill and Woodside and rendered them unable to play.
Siemian was in virtual meetings with the club, but had not been attending practices.
For several weeks, the Titans also had Siemian on their protected practice squad list where other teams could not poach him from their taxi squad. But of late, the Titans have not protected Siemian, leaving him free to be signed by the Saints to their active roster.