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Former Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs Signs With Titans

Wednesday morning, former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs signed with the Tennessee Titans, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The Titans’ starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is dealing with an ankle injury he sustained in Tennessee’s loss to the Chargers last week, so rookie Malik Willis will likely start. If Tannehill ultimately cannot go, Dobbs will serve as Willis’ backup.

Picking up Dobbs is a good move for Tennessee, as the Titans had poor QB depth with only two players at the position on the roster. Additionally, the Titans are getting a player that arguably was playing his best football of his NFL career this past preseason.

Dobbs played in all three preseason games for the Cleveland Browns and started one, completing 35 of 53 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns. The VFL rushed six times for 57 yards and a score in those games, as well.


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If Willis were to significantly struggle or get injured in his start against Houston, Dobbs would be in line to get crucial playing time. Tennessee is desperately looking for a win after losing their last four and would likely pull out all stops to get a win, as a loss to Houston could completely derail their playoff hopes.

The Titans will be the fifth team the Alpharetta, Georgia, native has been on, as Dobbs started his career with the Steelers before spending time in Jacksonville then ultimately going back to Pittsburgh. Dobbs played with Cleveland in the preseason and backed up Jacoby Brissett this season until Deshaun Watson’s suspension was over. Then, Dobbs joined the Lions practice squad and is now a Titan.

Dobbs has appeared in six games during his career, all as a Steeler. Dobbs has completed 10 of 17 passes for 45 yards and an interception in his career. He has also six times for 31 yards.

The Titans will look to get back on track after a four-game skid when hosting the Texas this Saturday in Nashville at 1 p.m. ET.

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