Our man finished with 1 rec for 45 yards, 2 punt returns for 20 yards and 1 kick return for 25 yards. He played great all summer and won a lot of fans but he’ll probably be released this weekend. Assuming he’s still practice squad eligible, he should at least catch on somewhere that way. Best case, he hooks on with someone else on their 53.
Rumor on the internets from sources that don’t seem super reliable that the Titans are trading Taywan Taylor to the Browns. If true, great news for Kalif. I’d say it’s 50/50 whether it’s true. Would make sense for the Titans as Kalif is a little cheaper and Titans fans really don’t like Taylor for some reason. I think he dropped a lot of balls last year.
The first time that Raymond stood out to me was at the end of May during Organized Team Activities (OTAs). He was visibly quick, fast, and very good with change of direction.
His flashes in OTAs continued into Training Camp. Raymond made a lot of plays when the pads were on and showed a good ability to separate.
In the preseason, Raymond’s solid performance continued. He racked up a whopping 204 receiving yards on 13 catches to go along with a 45-yard haul in Thursday night’s game against the Bears.
Ultimately, Raymond’s performance made the Titans feel so comfortable in him that they were willing to trade Taywan Taylor (more on that to come) to make room for Raymond on the roster.
In addition to the good performances he turned in, Raymond was also likely helped by his versatility. He can return both punts and kickoffs, something that he practiced constantly throughout Training Camp.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Aug 31, 2019 19:57:43 GMT -5
Tennessee "Sour Mash" (Or any other sour mash for that matter) means that the distiller uses some product from a previous batch to help the new batch get started. In that way it is like sour dough bread. Tennessee Whiskey also is filtered through charcoal before it goes into the barrel for aging where Bourbon is not.
I drink mostly Kentucky Bourbon, but Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey paid the bills for many, many years...
Post by WCHC Sports on Aug 31, 2019 21:30:15 GMT -5
Titans make a not-insignificant trade to help clear a path for Raymond. This is a huge make. He did fight harder than anyone on offense and get results. Such a triumph after these years. Congratulations.
Laughter is the best medicine except when you have E.D.
Kalif has been released 8 times in the last 3 years. Couldn’t be happier for him that his hard work and perseverance have paid off. Was hoping the Titans would be coming to the northeast this year but no such luck.
Wide receiver Kalif Raymond’s ability to make the 53-man roster is certainly one of the feel-good stories of camp. How many 5-8, 182-pound undrafted free agents (2017 class) make any team’s 53-man roster — especially at the age of 25? Raymond was fearless through camp, whether catching passes or returning kicks and punts. He wound up leading the Titans with 13 preseason catches, and his average of 15.7 yards per reception is evidence of his speed and ability to get open down the field.
Post by purplehaze on Sept 9, 2019 11:57:41 GMT -5
The writer doubts Kalif would be picked up by another team and predicts a practice squad slot for him. I am sure his agent is on the phone with NFL clubs that might have suffered an injury to a wr-returner this weekend.