Raymond recorded nine receptions for 187 yards across 15 games with the Titans in the 2020 regular season. Raymond showed glimpses of a breakout in 2019, posting three receptions of 40 yards or more. While he was never going to be a full-time player with Corey Davis, A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries (concussion) on the roster, Raymond failed to reach 30 percent of the team's offensive snaps in any game this season. Raymond's contract with the team will expire at the end of its playoff run, making him a restricted free agent this offseason.
Raymond was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Raymond missed last week's win over Detroit, but he should now be able to return for Sunday's matchup at Green Bay. The 26-year-old has registered a career-high 187 receiving yards this season but makes most of his impact as a kick/punt returner.
The Titans placed Raymond (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports. Raymond won't be available for Sunday's game against the Lions, potentially setting the stage for Desmond King to handle punt returns. Cameron Batson and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine could also handle increased roles behind A.J. Brown and Corey Davis.
Raymond recorded one reception on one target for 11 yards in Week 8 against the Bengals. Raymond has combined to record only one reception across his last two contests and has seen his usage drop since the return of Corey Davis. Adam Humphries exited the Titans' Week 8 contest with a concussion, so Raymond could serve as the third receiver in Week 9 against the Bears. Even if Humphries is absent, Ryan Tannehill's desire to spread the ball around to tight ends while also focusing on A.J. Brown as his primary target make Raymond a risky bet for any type of notable volume.
Raymond recorded three receptions on four targets for 32 yards in Week 6 against the Texans. Raymond stepped up in the absence of Corey Davis (COVID-19) again, though he clearly worked behind Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown. His first catch came in the team's first possession and went for six yards. However, his most notable contribution came early in the second quarter, when he picked up 20 yards on a deep pass from Tannehill that ultimately set up a touchdown for the team. Raymond continues to fill the role of deep threat for the Titans, as he has four receptions of 20 yards or more through five contests this season.
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