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Former Bengal Tyler Boyd signs with Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have strengthened their wide receiver group by reuniting first-year coach Brian Callahan with someone he knows very well in Tyler Boyd, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Tennessee agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million on Tuesday, the person told the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.

The Titans declined to comment when asked about the agreement. Boyd tweeted “Titan up” on Tuesday afternoon.

ESPN.com first reported the deal.

Boyd, 29, spent his first eight seasons in the NFL with Cincinnati, including the past five with Callahan as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator. Boyd visited Tennessee last week but left without agreeing to a deal.

Boyd was the 55th pick in the 2016 draft out of Pittsburgh and started 77 of his 120 games played with 513 catches for 6,000 yards and 31 touchdowns. He had 67 catches for 667 yards and two touchdowns last season, which would have ranked Boyd second behind DeAndre Hopkins at Tennessee.

The Titans also signed Calvin Ridley in March to add competition to a receiver group where Treylon Burks, the 18th pick overall in 2022, has just one TD catch while his first two seasons have been plagued by injuries.

Tight end Chig Okonkwo ranked second for Tennessee with 54 receptions for 528 yards.

Adding Boyd gives Callahan another option as he revamps an offense that ranked 29th in the NFL, averaging just 180.4 yards per game.

As for the Bengals, the team’s receiving corps still has Ja’Marr Chase at No. 1, and Tee Higgins with the franchise at No. 2 (although he has requested a trade). They added Alabama’s Jermaine Burton in the NFL Draft, who will likely see significant time on the field with Boyd gone. They also still have Trenton Irwin and Andrei Iosivas on the depth chart.

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