Outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi will not participate in the Titans' first organized team activities, per ESPN.com. Massaquoi, who was claimed off waivers from the Falcons earlier this year, is recovering from shoulder surgery. He had a bone spur removed from the area, but the procedure was categorized as a minor cleanup. Massaquoi recorded 22 tackles in 15 games with Atlanta last season.
The Titans have claimed free agent linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi off waivers and released safety Bernard Pollard, the team announced Tuesday. Massaquoi totaled 22 tackles and two sacks in 15 games for the Falcons in 2014. Pollard was expected to be cut by the team after requesting his release earlier in the week. He suffered an Achilles tear in October, limiting him to just five games in 2014.
Jonathan Massaquoi is the latest to feel the change in direction of the Falcons' new coaching staff. On Friday, the Falcons announced that the defensive end has been waived. Under previous coach Mike Smith, Massaquoi was a fifth-round selection out of Troy in the 2012 NFL draft. Smith was fired this offseason with former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn hired as his replacement. Massaquoi totaled 22 tackles and two sacks this past season. This announcement follows the Falcons cutting running back Steven Jackson and receiver Harry Douglas.
Falcons wide receivers Harry Douglas (foot) and Devin Hester (ankle), both of whom practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, have been deemed questionable for the Sunday game at Carolina. The only other questionable player is cornerback Josh Wilson (ankle). Tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) has been ruled out while fellow offensive lineman Justin Blalock (foot) and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (foot) are probable.
Falcons wideout Harry Douglas (foot) and running back Antone Smith (neck) are active for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay after being listed as questionable. Also suiting up are defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, who was probable with a foot injury, and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, who was questionable with a foot problem.