Amaro hauled in three of four targets for a team-leading 59 receiving yards Sunday against the Raiders.
Amaro assumed the receiving tight end role with Delanie Walker (hamstring) unable to suit up. While he hasn't made much of an impact since being drafted in the second round of the 2014 draft by the Jets, it was his receiving prowess at Texas Tech that prompted New York to pick Amaro so early. Chances are his blocking inadequacies will prevent the 24-year-old from seeing much playing time once Walker is healthy, though.
Amaro's role could be expanded if teammate Delanie Walker (hamstring) can't play Sunday against the Raiders, The Tennessean reports.
Amaro joined the Titans earlier this month after being released by the Jets just two years after they drafted him in the second round. Although Amaro is reportedly comfortable with a package of plays right now, he may be forced into a larger role if Walker is unavailable. At the moment, Walker is considered questionable, making it uncertain whether the Titans will have to cope without their top tight end Sunday.
Amaro is inactive Sunday versus the Vikings, the team's official site reports.
The third-year tight end was just claimed last Sunday off waivers following his release from the Jets, and is therefore still acclimating to the Titans' offensive system. Amaro is currently running behind Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano on the depth chart.
The Jets released
Amaro only put together a moderate rookie campaign in 2014, racking up 38 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns, but a torn labrum in his shoulder proceeded to wipe away all of last season. The latter days of training camp this time around included a groin injury, seemingly forcing the Jets' hand. While Kellen Davis and Brandon Bostick have survived roster cuts, Amaro will look to latch on with another organization.
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