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Titans newcomers all had a connection

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Five new players joined the Titans since they initially shaved their roster to 53 on Saturday.

Each comes from a situation where he'd worked with, or been evaluated on his old team by, someone currently with Tennessee.

  • WR T.J. Graham was a third-round pick of the Bills in 2012. Titans assistant wide receivers coach Kevin Patullo was quality control coach and assistant wide receivers coach in Buffalo in 2012.

  • WR Kris Durham was part of the Detroit Lions in 2012. Titans wide receives coach Shawn Jefferson held the same post there that season.

  • CB Brandon Harris was a second-round choice by Houston in 2011. Titans pro scouting coordinator Brian Gardner was director of pro personnel for the Texans during all three of Harris' seasons there.

  • OLB Quentin Groves played in 2012 in Arizona and in 2013 in Cleveland. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt held the same role for the Cardinals in 2012 and Titans defensive coordinator was Arizona's defensive coordinator. Horton was then Cleveland's defensive coordinator in 2013.

  • K Ryan Succop was a seventh-round draft pick by Kansas City in 2009. Titans assistant special teams coach Steve Hoffman was the Chiefs special teams coach when the Chiefs brought Succop aboard.