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Titans Loaded Up With Pro Bowl Options At Returner

Titans Loaded Up With Pro Bowl Options At Returner

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Jul 30, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Finding someone to handle kickoffs and punt returns proved quite the adventure in 2013 for Tennessee. Deciding which former Pro Bowl returner handles the job will be the biggest challenge for the Titans this season.

Leon Washington, a two-time Pro Bowler, is competing with Dexter McCluster, a Pro Bowl punt returner himself last season, and Marc Mariani, a Pro Bowler as a rookie.

Special teams coach Nate Kaczor said they just root for each to earn a roster spot because all three have had success and are trusted by their teammates.

Washington, who had a 95-yard kickoff return for the Titans last December, said they definitely are respected for what each has done in the past.

But Washington said it's a new year and the Titans need great returners now.

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