Tennessee Titans: two withdrawn from the reserve of the injured

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NASHVILLE – More members of the 2020 Tennessee Titans Draft Class are now on the active list than on the injured reserve.

Strange as it may sound, that was not the case for most of this week. Things changed on Saturday when running back / returner Darrynton Evans (round three) and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison (round five) were pulled from the injured reserve and returned to active lineup.

In a related move, rookie running back Mekhi Sargent has been released.

Evans did not play in the regular season due to a hamstring injury sustained in the first game of the preseason in Atlanta. Before injuring himself, he rushed four times for 26 yards, caught a pass for two yards and returned a kickoff for 20 yards.

The situation was reminiscent of his rookie season, when a hamstring injury sidelined him for two of the first four games and then placed him in the injured reserve for an additional eight weeks. In the end, he ran 54 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in five games.

Murchison has played the first three games of this season (he started the first two) but missed the last three with an elbow injury. He made three tackles, including one for a loss. In 10 games as a rookie, he made five tackles with one tackle for loss.

Tennessee’s 2020 draft class consisted of six players. Tackle Isaiah Wilson (first round) and quarterback Cole McDonald (seventh) are no longer with the franchise. There are four left, including second-round pick Kristian Fulton, a cornerback, who has been in the injured reserve since the start of last week.

Cornerback Chris Jackson (seventh round) played in five of the first six games and was the only one on the active roster at the start of the week. Now he is no longer alone.

Sargent was the Titans’ top running back in the regular season with 187 yards and one touchdown on 49 carries and was sort of a surprise inclusion in the 53-man roster for the start of the regular season. He will almost certainly be added to the practice squad.

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