Titans Mull Giving Keyshawn the Damn Ball

Colorful aging receiver will visit Tennessee after Carolina release
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2007 7:02 AM CDT
Titans Mull Giving Keyshawn the Damn Ball
Carolina Panthers' Keyshawn Johnson (19) watches from the bench during the final minutes of the Panthers' 37-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., in this Dec. 17, 2006 file photo. The Carolina Panthers released receiver Keyshawn Johnson on Tuesday, three days...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Thin at receiver, a young Tennessee Titans team may add leadership in the form of 34-year-old Keyshawn Johnson, who helped win a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay but is best known for a book entitled, "Just Give Me the Damn Ball," written after a frustrating rookie campaign.  Carolina released Johnson shortly after the draft.

Johnson made 70 receptions in 2006, far more than the combined tally of the current Titans corps. He is seeking commitment from his next employer: "I was in a situation last year I thought was the right situation, and wind up a year later going in another direction." (Read more NFL stories.)

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