Former Tennessee Titans linebacker and 2020 UDFA out of Missouri, Cale Garrett, has landed on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings, the Titans’ Week 3 opponent, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Garrett spent all of training camp with the Titans, but he didn’t make it on the team’s initial 53-man roster after getting cut. His fate was pretty much sealed once the Titans signed veteran linebacker, Will Compton.
The Vikings are dealing with injuries to multiple linebackers, the biggest of which is Anthony Barr, who was placed on Injured Reserve with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his 2020 season.
Garrett will provide some depth at the position on the practice squad, and with teams able to elevate two players from it on game days, he could potentially make his NFL debut on Sunday.
However, that isn’t likely given that Garrett is a rookie and will have less than a full week to learn the Vikings’ defense. He could contribute on special teams if need be, also.
Garrett did show flashes during Titans camp, and he was one of our picks out of the team’s UDFAs to make the final roster, however that never came to fruition. He will now get a new opportunity in Minnesota.