Titans receiver search not over

The receiver auditions for the Tennessee Titans will extend into Wednesday, as Donnie Avery and Juaquin Iglesias are scheduled to work out.

There won't be a return en-Gage-ment in Tennessee, as the Titans and Justin Gage could not agree on a deal.

That comes on the heels of workouts on Tuesday for David Clowney, Mardy Gilyard, Buster Davis, Tiquan Underwood and Johnnie Lee Higgins.

Tennessee needs to fill the spot created by the season-ending knee injury Kenny Britt suffered in Sunday's win over Denver.

The Titans also discussed the possibility of bringing back Justin Gage, who had been in Tennessee for the past four seasons, but was released in final cuts this year. Gage's agent, Jim Steiner, said the two sides “could not agree to terms,” even though the Titans had interest in bringing him back to the team, since he knew the offensive system.

Of the group that has already worked out, only Clowney was given a physical, which is usually a sign that a team has at least some interest in the player, wanting to makes sure he is healthy before making any sort of contract offer.

Clowney was a fifth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2007, but spent most of his career with the New York Jets. His best season came in 2009 when he caught 14 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown for the Jets. He split 2010 between the Jets and Carolina Panthers.

Avery and Iglesias were both in Carolina on Tuesday then were expected to arrive in Nashville on Tuesday evening for Wednesday morning workouts.

Of all the players on the Titans tryout list, Avery is the most accomplished, having caught 100 total passes in his first two seasons with the St. Louis Rams, before a knee injury sidelined him for all the 2010 season.
He came back to the Rams this preseason, but was let go in final cuts.
Iglesias was a third-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2009, but lasted only one year there (mostly on the practice squad) before bouncing to the Minnesota Vikings where he finished last year.

There is also the possibility that the Titans could elevate a practice squad receiver like Michael Preston or James Kirkendoll if they don't find anyone among the street free agents they like.

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