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Tennessee Titans sign former Bengals WR Tyler Boyd

The Tennessee Titans continued to pursue a revamped offense this offseason, with the team agreeing to terms on a contract with free agent receiver Tyler Boyd, a source confirmed to The Tennessean.

Boyd, who played five seasons under Titans coach Brian Callahan while he was the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals, has caught 513 passes for 6,000 yards and 31 touchdowns in his eight-year NFL career, all with the Bengals. Boyd surpassed 1,000 yards receiving in 2018 and 2019, but took on more of a third-option role as the Bengals added talents like Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Still, Boyd has averaged 775 yards and four touchdowns per campaign over the past four seasons, establishing himself as one of the NFL’s most productive slot targets.

Boyd joins the Titans on a one-year contract.

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Boyd, who turns 30 in November, joins a Titans receiver room that already includes DeAndre Hopkins and Calvin Ridley. The Titans signed Ridley to the biggest contract of any free agent receiver this offseason, bringing him back from suspension to the rival Jacksonville Jaguars after a 1,000-yard season in his first campaign. Hopkins was the only receiver on the Titans’ roster last year to even have a 600-yard season in his career; now between Boyd, Hopkins and Ridley, the Titans have 21 such seasons and 11 1,000-yard years.

In addition to the receiver talent, the Titans have also added running back Tony Pollard, center Lloyd Cushenberry III and guard Saahdiq Charles to their offense via free agency, as well as first-round pick JC Latham at left tackle. The Titans’ losses on offense include running back Derrick Henry, quarterback Ryan Tannehill and offensive linemen Aaron Brewer and Andre Dillard, the latter of whom was cut.

Boyd is the second former Bengals player to reunite with Callahan on the Titans this offseason. The Titans also signed cornerback Chidobe Awuzie in March.

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Nick Suss is the Titans beat writer for The Tennessean. Contact Nick at [email protected]. Follow Nick on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, @nicksuss.