AFC South: Juaquin Iglesias

Gage simply silly to say no to Titans

September, 28, 2011
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Justin Gage confuses me.

Seriously, I am baffled by John Glennon's report that “Gage’s agent said Tuesday the Titans had interest in re-signing Gage but that the two sides couldn’t agree to terms on a deal.”

Wow.

Here’s how the conversation should go for a veteran receiver who’s drawn minimal interest from around the league after being cut at the conclusion of the preseason.
Titans: “Here’s a one-year offer for the veteran minimum. We’d like you back to provide depth.”

Gage: “OK. Where do I sign? I really appreciate another opportunity and more money for being a good blocker and an unreliable pass-catcher.”

That he said "no" is crazy. What sort of leverage did he think he had?

Wyatt says the Titans worked out David Clowney, Mardy Gilyard, Johnnie Lee Higgins, Tiquan Underwood and Buster Davis. And that at least two more are scheduled for workouts Wednesday -- Donnie Avery and Juaquin Iglesias.

The report indicates Clowney leads the pack right now.

Again, I urge calm over any addition.

The new guy will rank fourth or fifth at the start. He’s not stepping into the lineup to replace Kenny Britt. He’s brought in to bolster depth, immerse himself in the system and be ready for more if Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins cannot give the Titans what they now need.

Three to watch from the Big 12

April, 17, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

As the draft approaches, I'm trying to mine some information from my colleagues over at ESPN.com's College Blog Network. We hit Chris Low on the SEC Thursday, and now we turn to Big 12 ace Tim Griffin.

I asked Griffin for three players unlikely to be drafted in the first three rounds that he expects will become high-quality players in the NFL.

Here are his selections and thoughts:

Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee: Hurt most of his senior season, but has tested well for several teams. Ran a 4.66 40 in Indy to rank as second-fastest QB at the combine. But his most intriguing quality may be his competitiveness -- he led his team to back-to-back victories over Texas earlier in his career. (NFLDraftScout.com rates McGee as a fourth- or fifth-rounder.)

Oklahoma WR Juaquin Iglesias: Barely recruited coming out of high school, choosing a scholarship offer from OU over UTEP. But he blossomed once he got to school and developed into one of the leading receivers in school history. He's tested well and shown a nice upside. And he likely will be able to make a roster as a special-teams player with a lot of kick return skills that will keep him around until a shot at receiver materializes. (NFLDraftScout.com rates Iglesias a second- or third-rounder.)

Nebraska LB Cody Glenn: Converted I-back who played linebacker only his final season at Nebraska and missed his final three games after a suspension. Still showed a knack for physical play (6-feet, 235 pounds) and will likely be undervalued going into the draft. Still might be a player who can contribute on special teams until his opportunity to play at linebacker rolls around. (NFLDraftScout.com doesn't have Glenn rated as draft-worthy.)

Our thanks to Tim for helping us out.

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