Chris Rowland

Tennessee Titans
Wide Receiver #12
Tennessee Titans
Wide Receiver #12

Chris Rowland News

Released from practice squad

Rowland was released from the practice squad by the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Rowland was let go after spending almost two weeks on the practice squad, failing to crack the active roster after being signed Nov. 10. The wide receiver was replaced by Austin Mack, who was signed Tuesday. He will likely end up on another practice squad at some point.

Nov 23, 2021 3:35 PM EST

Signs with Tennessee

Rowland was signed to the Titans' practice squad Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Rowland was let go by the Falcons at the end of August and appeared in two games last year. He's still looking for his first NFL reception but did see some action as a kick returner.

Nov 10, 2021 10:29 PM EST

Let go by Falcons

Rowland was waived by the Falcons on Monday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Analysis: Rowland needed to secure the punt returner job to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. However, Avery Williams won the gig, so Rowland will likely land on the practice squad.

Aug 30, 2021 8:10 PM EST

Puts pen to paper

The Falcons signed Rowland to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: An undrafted rookie out of Tennessee State, Rowland played in each of the Falcons' final two games in 2020. The 23-year-old contributed as a kick returner but didn't receive any offensive tread. Rowland will vie for a full-time role in 2021.

Jan 4, 2021 1:02 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

Rowland was promoted to the Falcons' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Rowland saw his first action of the season with eight special teams snaps in Week 16, and he's been tasked with providing depth on the active roster again for the Falcons' season finale.

Jan 2, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Slides back to practice squad

Rowland reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Rowland got involved with eight snaps on special teams during Sunday's road loss to the Chiefs, securing a fair catch in the first quarter. A Week 16 appearance marked the first of Rowland's career, and there remains a possibility the Falcons call him up once again for the team's season finale in Tampa Bay.

Dec 28, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Rises from practice squad

The Falcons elevated Rowland to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Rowland will add depth at wide receiver because Julio Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out and Brandon Powell (foot) is considered questionable. The 23-year-old posted a 104-1,437-8 line in his senior season at Tennessee State. An undrafted rookie, Rowland could make his NFL debut Sunday against the Chiefs.

Dec 26, 2020 1:15 PM EST

Heads to practice squad

Rowland signed a deal to join the Falcons' practice squad Sunday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: The Tennessee State standout's training camp efforts fell short of a spot on the 53-man roster, but he will have an opportunity to prove himself to Falcons coaches in practice. Brandon Powell ended up winning the kick returner job during camp, while the Falcons will lean on Olamide Zaccheaus as both the No. 4 receiver and possibly the No. 2 returner option behind Powell. Rowland provides depth should one of those players suffer an injury or struggle in performance, as he continues his development with the practice squad.

Sep 7, 2020 7:21 AM EST

Falls short of roster spot

Rowland did not make the Falcons' 53-man roster, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: During a typical offseason, an undrafted free agent like Rowland would have the opportunity to prove himself in preseason competition. Devoid of inter-squad contests leading up to Week 1, however, Atlanta decided against signing a single undrafted rookie to the active roster. The Falcons elected to go with the experience of Brandon Powell at kick returner, but Rowland still may be presented an opportunity to develop his skill set as a member of Atlanta's 16-man practice squad.

Sep 5, 2020 8:24 PM EST

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