Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 5/2/13
After signing 15 undrafted free agents despite only having 12 roster spots after selecting eight players in the draft, the Titans needed to clear some roster space. And they did, releasing wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins and waiving wide receiver Michael Calvin and safety Suaesi Tuimaunei. Obviously Hawkins is the biggest name of that trio. The Cal product was a fourth round pick in 2008 who struggled to find consistent playing time his first three years in the league, totaling only 19 catches and never more than seven in a season. He finally found a niche in 2011, as a slot receiver in new offensive coordinator's Chris Palmer run-and-shoot-inspired offense, and totaled 47 catches for 470 yards. The Titans were impressed enough by this to hand him a three year contract in January for $7.5 million, including a $2 million signing bonus, then barely used him. Drafting Kendall Wright and a return to health (more or less) by Kenny Britt relegated him to the sidelines. Hawkins finished ...
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