The Lions have signed Raymond to a one-year deal, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Raymond, who logged nine catches for 187 yards in 15 games with the Titans last season, will provide the Lions with added wideout depth. More importantly, the speedster is expected to help fill the void created by the free-agent departure of All-Pro returner Jamal Agnew.
The Titans do not intend to tender Raymond, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Raymond will become a free agent rather than return for a third straight year with the Titans. He does most of his damage in the return game, with 275 kick- and 208 punt-return yards last season. Raymond also has shown flashes as an occasional deep threat -- he averaged 20.8 yards per catch in 2020 -- so he should offer enough versatility to draw interest in free agency. However, he's unlikely to emerge on the fantasy radar.
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.
Raymond caught both of his targets for a total of 26 yards in Week 5 against Buffalo.
Raymond was expected to see increased opportunity with both Corey Davis (COVID-19) and Adam Humphries (COVID-19) absent. However, tight ends Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser combined for 12 targets, directing chances away from Raymond. Despite the limited opportunity, Raymond did still produce a 20-yard reception late in the first quarter on a drive that ultimately resulted in a Tennessee touchdown. If both Davis and Humphries remain sidelined for the team's Week 6 matchup against the Texans, Raymond will have another chance to command more volume.
Raymond could operate as the No. 2 wide receiver in Tuesday's game versus the Bills because Corey Davis and Adam Humphries are still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Kyle Tucker of The Athletic reports.
Raymond was silent through the first two weeks of the season but exploded in Week 3 versus the Vikings, hauling in all three targets for 118 yards. It looks like A.J. Brown (knee) will be ready Tuesday, but Raymond should be a fine fantasy option, especially if the Bills get out to an early lead and cause the Titans to throw more than usual. It's worth noting that anyone using any players in this game needs to monitor the status of the game itself due to COVID-19 related concerns.
Raymond tallied three receptions for 118 yards in the team's Week 3 win over the Vikings.
Raymond delivered the two biggest offensive plays of the day for the Titans, hauling in receptions of 61 and 44 yards. Each set up a score later on the drive, leading directly to 10 points for the team. This was Raymond's first true involvement this season, as he had run just 18 routes entering the Week 3 contest. However, he emerged last season -- particularly in the playoffs -- as a deep threat and flashed the ability to maintain that role with this performance.
Raymond is expected to serve as the Titans' No. 3 receiver Sunday in the team's game against the Jaguars, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports.
Raymond played only 22 percent of the offensive snaps and drew two targets in the Titans' season-opening win over the Broncos, but he could be in store for a regular spot in three-receiver formations Sunday with A.J. Brown (knee) having been ruled out for the contest. Tennessee is still expected to lean heavily on a Derrick Henry-led running attack if the game script allows for it, and Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Jonnu Smith will likely all rank ahead of Raymond as priorities in the passing game. With that in mind, it's difficult to get excited about Raymond's fantasy prospects, even with his improved playing-time outlook.
Raymond made an over-the-shoulder catch on a deep ball from Ryan Tannehill during practice Friday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Raymond beat Johnathan Joseph deep and caught a pass from Tannehill in stride for a long gain. Raymond emerged as a deep threat at various points in the 2019 season, with none being bigger than a 45-yard touchdown in the team's divisional-round win over the Ravens. He'll compete to maintain that some role in 2020, and to serve as the team's fourth wide receiver behind the top trio of A.J. Brown, Corey Davis (toe) and Adam Humphries.
Raymond recorded nine receptions for 170 yards and one touchdown across eight games for the Titans in 2019.
Playing for his third team in the past four seasons, Raymond was a marginally used receiver in Tennessee. Though he played just 98 total snaps, he averaged 18.2 yards per reception. His campaign was highlighted by a win-clinching 40-yard touchdown reception in Week 13 against Indianapolis. Raymond will enter the final year of a two-year contract in 2020, though he'll likely battle among the Titans' other pass catchers for a roster spot next season.
Raymond brought in his only target for a 45-yard touchdown in the Titans' 28-12 divisional-round win over the Ravens on Saturday.
Raymond was on the receiving end of a perfectly thrown pass from Ryan Tannehill early in the second quarter, a scoring grab that gave the Titans a surprising 14-0 lead at the time. The fourth-year speedster flashed some of the same big-play ability in the regular season (three receptions of over 20 yards, including two over 40), so the downfield shot to him wasn't completely out of the norm. Raymond will look to make a similar impact in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus either the Texans or Chiefs.
Coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday that Raymond has cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Raymond looked to be on his way out of the protocol after practicing fully Tuesday, and the fact that he's now received clearance from an independent neurologist puts him in line to play in Saturday's divisional-round matchup with Baltimore. The 25-year-old, who had missed the Titans' previous two contests, will likely serve as the team's kickoff returner in addition to providing depth at receiver.
Raymond (concussion) was a full practice participant Tuesday.
The 25-year-old missed Week 17 and the Titans' playoff opener due to the concussion, but he's nearing his return to action. According to Turron Davenport of ESPN.com, coach Mike Vrabel said Raymond has yet to fully clear the concussion protocol, though he's apparently in the final stages.
Raymond (concussion) is officially inactive for Saturday's game against the Patriots.
Raymond was originally considered questionable but was downgraded to doubtful Friday. Darius Jennings is likely to work as the kick returner while Rashard Davis returns punts Saturday.
Raymond (concussion) has been downgraded to doubtful for Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
The 25-year-old was originally considered questionable after progressing to limited practice participation Wednesday, but it appears he won't be available this weekend. According to Turron Davenport of ESPN.com, Darius Jennings is expected to work as the kick returner while Rashard Davis returns punts in Raymond's absence.
Raymond (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's playoff contest in New England, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Raymond has logged back-to-back limited practices, but he doesn't appear to have resumed participating in contract drills. The kick returner and depth wideout will need to fully clear the league's protocol for brain injuries before being cleared to retake the field.
Raymond (concussion) was a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Raymond still resides in the league's concussion protocol, but the fact that he saw limited work at practice is a positive sign for his recovery. He'll likely have to log full practice before being cleared in order to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots.
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