Titans sign TE Barden to roster to replace Cook

Titans sign TE Barden to roster to replace Cook
December 13, 2012, 3:01 pm
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Tennessee Titans' Jared Cook (89) makes an 18-yard touchdown reception against Indianapolis Colts' Antoine Bethea (41) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have signed tight end Brandon Barden from their practice squad, replacing Jared Cook who is out the rest of the season with a torn right rotator cuff.

The Titans put Cook on injured reserve after he tore his rotator cuff in last week's 27-23 loss at Indianapolis. Barden is a 6-foot-5 rookie who signed with the Titans in May after catching 107 passes for 1,234 yards in college at Vanderbilt.

The Titans also signed safety Suaesi Tuimaunei to the practice squad. He signed with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent in 2011 out of Oregon State and was with the Falcons in training camp this season.

The Titans host the New York Jets on Monday night.