Joining an organization like the Titans who have made the playoffs in the last few years, a well-trained team that runs the ball a lot and has an offense that fits well with Antony’s strengths, I think that nice to meet yousays his agent Sasha Ghavami.
He who seemed to have made his place with the Houston Texans, Auclair was released at the end of August, due to an injury suffered in training camp. The veteran of five seasons in the NFL had since returned to Quebec to treat his knee and took the opportunity to give a hand to his former Rouge et Or coaches.
Several teams have contacted us over the past two months and the Titans were one of them. But since his salary this season with the Texans was guaranteed, we wanted to take the time to make sure the knee was at 100% and Antony was in peak physical condition.explains Ghavami.
The reserve team to start
The native of Notre-Dame-des-Pins had therefore circled the end of October on his calendar for a possible return to the Goodell circuit and things went smoothly. A visit to Tennessee on Monday to visit the facilities and undergo a physical evaluation quickly led to the signing of a contract.
The tight end will make his debut on the Titans’ reserve team first, but a quick promotion to the regular roster wouldn’t be surprising.
The new reality of the NFL is that veterans who join a team mid-season will almost always go through the reserve team. Because teams have the right to recall them to the regular roster for three games without having to release another playerrelativizes the agent of the Beauceron footballer.
We had several discussions with the Titans about how he saw Antony. We wanted to make sure he was going to have a role. There are never guarantees in the NFL, but we liked the plan presented to us.
A natural marriage
It must be said that the coordinator of the aerial game in Tennessee, Tim Kelly, acted last year as offensive coordinator of the Texans. He therefore had Antony Auclair under his orders and this familiarity can only work in favor of the Quebecer.
Recognized as a good blocker in his position, the former Rouge et Or is particularly useful for teams that run a lot with the ball using formations with two or three tight ends simultaneously on the field.
This is the case for the Titans, whose offense revolves around giant running back Derrick Henry.
The goal was not to play in the NFL at all costs. It was coming back to the NFL in an environment that suits Antony well and that’s what he’s going to have in Tennessee.