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With Whitehurst's finger still sore, Titans sign QB Dominique Davis to help finish preseason


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Tennessee Titans have signed quarterback Dominique Davis to the roster, giving them depth for their preseason finale Thursday night at a position where Jake Locker is expected to play little and backup Charlie Whitehurst still is nursing a sore right pinkie.

The Titans announced the move Tuesday before practice.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davis spent two seasons in Atlanta as an undrafted free agent of East Carolina, and he played in one game last season. The Falcons waved him in June.

The Titans conclude the preseason Thursday against Minnesota before making their final roster cuts. They will be keeping Locker, Whitehurst and rookie Zach Mettenberger for the season.

Tennessee also placed linebacker Colin McCarthy on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon, a move expected since he had surgery on his left shoulder Aug. 15. The team waived linebacker David Hinds, wide receiver Isaiah Williams and offensive lineman Gabe Ikard, who needed season-ending knee surgery. That trimmed the roster to 75 by the NFL deadline.

Notes: DL Ropati Pitoitua had surgery on his broken left hand Monday, and he said Tuesday he expects to be available for the season opener Sept. 7 in Kansas City. The left-handed Pitoitua said he thinks he hurt his hand when he caught a couple fingers in a face mask. He played with a broken right hand at the start of last season.


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