Tennessee Titans dump QB Tyler Wilson

August, 6, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Today, I was going to write that the Tennessee Titans needed to make Tyler Wilson a fourth-string quarterback, and stop giving him any snaps that rookie sixth-round pick Zach Mettenberger could be getting.

They did me one better, releasing Wilson to make room for defensive line addition Lanier Coleman.

The fact is, the Titans need Mettenberger to play as much as possible.

Starting quarterback Jake Locker has a big injury history. If he goes down for a bit, they will turn to veteran backup Charlie Whitehurst.

But if Locker goes down for an extended period of time, they need to be in position to try Mettenberger and see if he can show them he's a guy to go with long term.

Snaps for Wilson, who was signed off the Raiders' practice squad on Dec. 16, 2013, were doing nothing to help that process. He was playing poorly and didn't seem worthy of additional work to me. Or to them, it turns out.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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