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Titans Rumors: Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith 'Aware' TEN Won't Sign Them to Contracts

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2021

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs with a touchdown reception against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)
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Wide receiver Corey Davis and tight end Jonnu Smith are set to enter free agency and are "aware" the Tennessee Titans don't plan to re-sign them this offseason, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.

John Glennon of Broadway Sports added that while this isn't certain, it's "likely" both players are leaving.

A.J. Brown led the Titans in receiving last season, but Davis ranked second and Smith ranked third for an offense that finished the year tied for second in total yards and fourth in points scored. Veteran receiver Adam Humphries is also a free agent this offseason.

This not only represents a lot of production for the Titans to replace if they hope to remain in contention in the AFC, but they are also losing young players coming off career seasons.

Davis set a personal high with 984 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 2020 despite playing only 14 games. He topped 100 yards in five contests and appeared to be finally reaching the promise he showed as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Smith set new highs as well with 41 catches for 448 yards and eight touchdowns, adding another score on the ground.

The 25-year-old is also a valuable blocker who played a role in helping Derrick Henry reach 2,000 rushing yards in 2020.

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Kevin Seifert of ESPN listed Smith as the sixth-best free agent at any position, while Davis was considered No. 11 overall (second-best receiver behind Kenny Golladay).

It could lead to big contracts for both players but significant losses for Tennessee going into 2021.   

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