The Tennessee Titans made a handful of moves Sunday ahead of Tuesday's deadline to get to 53 players.
The Titans waived five players, the most notable of which is outside linebacker John Simon, who had been expected to be the team's third end when signed before camp. However, the emergence of Ola Adeniyi, rookie Rashad Weaver and Derrick Roberson in camp as potential backups to starters Harold Landry and Bud Dupree made Simon expendable.
Also, the Titans let go of veteran safety Clayton Geathers, who had been a late arrival to camp when the team's numbers at safety got low due to injuries.
The others released had either been late arrivals or made minimal impact in camp. They included linebacker Cassh Maluia, defensive back Nate Brooks and defensive lineman Freedom Akinmoladun.
The Titans also placed starting center Ben Jones on the Covid-19 reserve list, making him the eighth player currently on that list. Jones has not practied in recent days and did not play in the preseason finale against the Bears.
Tennessee also placed running back Brian Hill, who was briefly out of the game against Chicago with a leg injury, on injured reserve. That move will end his season as only players who are on the initial 53-man roster can be designated to be brougth back from IR.
The Titans are expected to make more moves Monday and Tuesday in order to get to the roster limit and then establish a practice squad.