Ex-Titan Bennett to work out for Ravens

Monday, July 20, 2009 at 4:44pm

Could one former Tennessee Titans receiver replace another in Baltimore?

According to a league source, former Titan Drew Bennett is scheduled to work out for the Baltimore Ravens on Friday, as the team is looking for a receiver thanks to the potential retirement of ex-Titans star Derrick Mason.

While Mason had not officially filed his paperwork notifying the club of his intentions to retire as of late last week, the receiver told jocklife.com that he was calling an end to his 12-year NFL career that included the first eight seasons in Tennessee.

The Ravens are also working out veteran receiver D.J. Hackett, according to various reports.

Bennett, 30, was released by the St. Louis Rams earlier this off-season and has had visits back with the Titans, as well as the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bennett is looking to reignite his NFL career after struggling with a foot injury in his final season with the Rams, with whom he signed a $30 million package in 2007.

Bennett had just one reception for St. Louis last season after suffering the foot injury in the season opener.

Bennett worked out for the Titans in May, and though the club apparently did not make him a contract offer, could still have some interest in Bennett for veteran depth, depending upon how their young receivers pan out.

Bennett’s best season as a Titan came in 2004 when he caught 80 passes for 1,247 yards and 11 touchdowns.