Douglas agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from $3.75 million to $1.75 million, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Douglas can make up some of the difference via incentives, but he probably won't get enough playing time to have a real shot at hitting those marks. He caught only 15 passes for 210 yards in 11 games last season, working as the No. 3/4 receiver in a run-heavy offense. In addition to being stuck behind Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews on the wideout depth chart, the 32-year-old Douglas likely will have to compete with at least one draft pick for the No. 3 spot. The Titans presumably hope to enter Week 1 with Douglas as the No. 4/5 receiver.
Douglas was not targeted in Sunday's season finale against the Texans. Douglas finishes the season with just 15 catches for 210 yards. The 32-year-old wide receiver is signed for one more year in Tennessee, but the Titans will likely part ways with him this offseason.
Douglas caught five of six targets for 48 yards in Saturday's 38-17 loss to Jacksonville. Douglas tied Tajae Sharpe for the team lead in receiving yards while leading the way in receptions. He had four catches for 34 yards after backup quarterback Matt Cassel replaced injured starter Marcus Mariota (fibula), demonstrating a strong rapport with the veteran. Douglas' chemistry with Cassel raises the receiver's appeal for next week with Mariota done for the season.
Douglas caught one of two passes for 10 yards Sunday against Denver. Douglas was the second-most productive Titans wide receiver in a game that saw Tennessee run the ball 42 times while completing only six passes. They'll likely get back to a more balanced approach moving forward, but the veteran likely won't benefit much given his limited role.
Douglas caught both of his targets for 60 yards Sunday in Chicago. This was a season high in yardage for Douglas, who still hasn't caught more than two balls in a game this year. The 32-year-old veteran is yet to score a touchdown, and seems unlikely to do so while slotting in behind Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe and Kendall Wright on the wide receiver depth chart.
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