Fowler signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday, The Seahawks Wire reports. Fowler earned a spot on the Titans' 53-man roster to start the 2017 season, but saw his usage drop as the season wore on, leading to his release. The 27-year-old has been on Seattle's practice squad since mid-December and will continue in the team's offseason program.
The Seahawks signed Fowler to their practice squad Tuesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Fowler made the Titans' 53-man roster out of training camp as the team's sole fullback, but after his usage declined in recent weeks, Tennessee decided to cut him a few days ago. The Seahawks apparently see some potential in Fowler as a lead blocker and could look to bring him aboard their roster if head coach Pete Carroll cites a need for a fullback over the team's final three regular-season contests. Tre Madden (calf), who had served as Seattle's only fullback earlier in the campaign, was placed on injured reserve in early November and was never replaced.
The Titans released Fowler on Saturday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. The lone fullback on the Titans' roster, Fowler had been phased out of the offensive game plan the last two weeks, going down as a healthy inactive for both contests. His dismissal clears a spot on the roster for linebacker Josh Carraway.
Fowler recorded a one-yard run on his lone touch during Sunday's 24-20 win over the Bengals. DeMarco Murray scored three touchdowns in goal-to-go situations, demonstrating why Fowler isn't called upon much in short-yardage situations. The fullback has just two touches this season.
Fowler failed to catch his lone target and didn't get any action on the ground in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Dolphins. Fowler rarely gets to touch the ball, as the primary function of his fullback job is to block for Tennessee's rushing attack. He'll remain a fantasy afterthought unless both DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry go down at the running back position.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.38|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||27||19.00|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||16||17.38|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||19||17.75|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||19||17.75|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||20||17.76|