The Tennessee Titans are looking for a No. 3 or 4 wide receiver to add to the rotation, and they worked out veteran slot receivers Kevin Walter (formerly of the Houston Texans) and Brandon Stokely (formerly of the Denver Broncos but best-known for his time with the Indianapolis Colts). According to NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the Titans are working out former Oakland Raiders and New York Jets injury-prone wide receiver Chaz Schilens.
The 27-year-old is the youngest of the three wide receivers, but he is also the least consistent of them. When healthy, Schilens is a solid No. 3 wide receiver who can do a little bit of everything (stretch the field, play the mid-range game and move the chains), but he is rarely ever healthy and has spells of inconsistency.
Schilens spent the 2012 season with the New York Jets after some speculated that he wouldn’t make the team, but the Jets wisely kept Schilens on the roster. He managed to stay healthy and appear in 15 games with 28 receptions for 289 yards and two touchdowns. At 6’4″, 225 pounds, the former San Diego State Aztecs star’s best asset is his height, and that allows him to move the chains and make plays in the red zone.
If the Titans are looking for a veteran slot receiver, then Walter is probably their best option. He can block and play the slot at a decent level, but Walter will also be more expensive than Stokely. If the Titans are just looking to add a receiver into the mix who can play well on the outside, then Chaz Schilens is their best bet. He isn’t as consistent as the other two, but he offers the most upside and should also come on the cheap.
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