Titans Sign Former Tennessee Vols’ Receiver

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    Former Tennessee wide receiver Josh Malone signed with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, TennesseeTitans.com reporter Jim Wyatt reported.

    Malone played at Tennessee from 2014-2016 and was one of the highest rated recruits in Butch Jones’ highly touted 2014 signing class. The Station Camp High School standout ranked as a five-star recruit coming out of high school, but struggled to live up to his rankings until his junior season.

    The 6-foot-3 receiver caught just 54 passes for 636 yards and three touchdowns his first two years in Knoxville before catching 50 passes for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns in a breakout junior season.

    Malone declared for the NFL Draft after the 2016 season and his breakout year was enough for the Cincinnati Bengals to select the receiver in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

    All six of the Vols drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft are still in the league with Malone and Josh Dobbs spending most their time on practice squads and Alvin Kamara, Cam Sutton, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Derek Barnett are all starters on their respective teams.

    The receiver spent two years as a reserve for the Bengals, catching seven passes for 75 yards and has bounced around practice squads in the few years since. Malone played in six games and caught four passes for the New York Jets during the 2019 and 2020 seasons before spending time on the Packers and Broncos practice squad this season.

    Malone earned Mr. Football honors as a senior at Station Camp High School in 2013.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.