Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver Becomes Free Agent

The Tennessee Titans have chosen not to tender restricted free agent Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider and Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com.

Westbrook-Ikhine joined the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and played a career-high 75% of the team's offensive snaps last season.

Despite his significant playing time, Westbrook-Ikhine recorded only 25 receptions for 397 yards and three touchdowns in 2022. His most productive season was in 2021 when he caught 38 passes for 476 yards and four touchdowns.

It's likely that Westbrook-Ikhine is seeking a more prominent role as a pass catcher, as he was often asked to block in the Titans' run-heavy scheme. 

The right-of-first refusal tender offer this season is $2.62 million, which would have allowed the Titans to match any offer. Now, Westbrook-Ikhine will become an unrestricted free agent and test the open market.

In addition to not tendering Westbrook-Ikhine, the Titans will also not tender restricted free agent receiver Cody Hollister.

The team released veteran receiver Robert Woods earlier this offseason, leaving a need to address the wide receiver position. As of now, only Treylon Burks, Kyle Philips, and Racey McMath are under contract for the upcoming season. 
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