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Former Ravens' tight end Phillip Supernaw lands with Titans

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Now that the Baltimore Ravens have a full tight end group for the first time in a while, they saw fit to release Phillip Supernaw. The former Raven then was able to land in Tennessee with Ken Whisenhunt and new quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Supernaw was the odd man out in Baltimore after the selection of Maxx Williams in the second round. That addition of Williams gave the Ravens Dennis Pitta (hopefully he returns), Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle (2015 NFL draft pick too) and Crockett Gillmore as the expected guys to make the roster. It was unlikely that Supernaw could have beaten off two draft picks from this season and last year's draft selection in Gillmore, while the Ravens had little use for five tight ends on the final 53 man roster. So Supernaw's release actually did him a favor as he had more time to sign with another team and make their roster. It is surprising that Supernaw didnt find his way over to Denver with Gary Kubiak now coaching the team and liking Supernaw all the way from his time in Houston.

However, in Tennessee, Supernaw's fate is not exactly secure either. With the Titans having Delanie Walker as the first tight end, they also have two veterans in the second and third spots as well. Supernaw will have to show that he can not only block well but be an asset in the passing game to unseat either of the veteran tight ends for their roster spots. If Supernaw is able to do that though, he could see some time on the field as Walker is no spring chicken at 30 years old.

As for the Ravens, it will be interesting to see the depth chart once it all gets finalized. Pitta still having his injury and the mental part of that could place him anywhere on the list while Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore will likely fight it out for major reps on the field. From there Nick Boyle could sneak his way onto the field primarily as a blocker and a surprising addition to the passing game out of play action.