Wilkins signed a contract with the Titans on Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Wilkins began the 2021 season with the Colts and closed out the year with Tennessee's practice squad. He appeared in just one game for the Titans last year but will have the chance to compete for a backup role behind Derrick Henry heading into 2022.
The Titans restored Wilkins to the practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Wilkins was elevated from the Titans' practice squad and appeared on 13 special-teams snaps in Week 18 versus the Texans. This was the first game Wilkins appeared in for the Titans this season, as the running back has not recorded a carry since Week 14 of 2020.
The Titans placed Wilkins (undisclosed) on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Wilkins was elevated to the Titans' active roster Week 18, but he's since entered into COVID-19 protocols, which will determine when he can return to team facilities. Elsewhere in the backfield, Jeremy McNichols was signed to the practice squad Tuesday.
Wilkins reverted to Tennessee's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Wilkins was on the field in Week 18 against Houston for 13 snaps on special teams, appearing in his first action of the 2021 campaign. He's yet to record a carry through his first two seasons in the NFL.
Wilkins was elevated from the Titans' practice squad Saturday. The Titans opted not to activate Derrick Henry (foot) off injured reserve, which set the stage for Wilkins to make his first appearance with another AFC South squad. Don't expect the lumbering Wilkins to see a significant amount of carries unless the Titans see a sizable lead Sunday in the quest to lock up the No. 1 seed.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||New York Giants||26||20.06|
|3||09/25||Las Vegas Raiders||25||19.67|
|9||11/06||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||15.10|
|11||11/17||@Green Bay Packers||8||14.78|
|15||12/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
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|3 Year Avg||45||205||1||6||49||0||30|