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Titans activate rookie David Cobb, waive Whitehurst

"Clipboard Jesus" is back on the breadline.

The Titans on Wednesday waived veteran quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, ending his two-year run in Tennessee. In a corresponding move, the team announced that rookie running back David Cobb was activated off IR boomerang and added to the 53-man roster.

Despite landing on Nashville Lifestyles' list of the city's "25 Most Beautiful People," Whitehurst's play on the field has typically required a different adjective.

He didn't throw a pass this season after piling up a 1-4 record as a Titans starter in 2014. Buried behind outstanding rookie Marcus Mariota and backup Zach Mettenberger, Whitehurst -- a 10-year NFL veteran -- was a logical candidate for release.

Especially with the return of Cobb, who was placed on IR boomerang before the season with a calf injury. Practicing since last month, Cobb should see immediate snaps inside a backfield that has leaned hard on Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster ahead of Bishop Sankey.

Cobb showed flashes in the preseason as a hard-charging back who sheds tackles. The question today is whether he's in football shape and seen as a viable contributor. With the Titans clinging to life in the awful AFC South, Cobb's return still has meaning.

As for Whitehurst, we don't doubt his ability to find another job. This man cannot be killed.

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