Titans release Phillip Supernaw, place Nate Palmer on IR

The Titans have released veteran tight end Phillip Supernaw and placed backup linebacker Nate Palmer on IR.

The Tennessee Titans have released tight end Phillip Supernaw and placed linebacker Nate Palmer on injured reserve.

Supernaw missed all of the Titans OTA and mini-camp work and began training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He was activated off that list last Friday, but his time on the field had been limited since his return.

Supernaw was a key special teams performer and had an advocate in former head coach Mike Mularkey. However, with his injuries, which were never fully disclosed by the Titans, though he had suffered concussions in the past, Supernaw fell behind in the battle for a backup tight end role behind starter Delanie Walker and 2017 third-round pick Jonnu Smith.

Palmer was carted off the field after suffering a left leg injury in Monday’s work, and a day later was placed on injured reserve, likely ending his season. Palmer had been a special teams mainstay for the past two seasons with the Titans after being claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers.

His injury makes him the third player to have suffered a season-ending injury in training camp. Safety Johnathan Cyprien tore the ACL in his left knee last week, prompting the signing of Kenny Vaccaro. Backup cornerback Tye Smith suffered an arm injury that ended his season last week as well.

To replace Supernaw and Palmer on the roster, the Titans re-signed former practice squad tight end Jerome Cunningham and added former Wake Forest linebacker Brandon Chubb.