The Tennessee Titans re-signed fullback/tight end Casey Cramer to their roster on Wednesday and placed linebacker Josh Stamer on injured reserve.
Cramer was with the Titans in 2006-07 before being let go in final cuts. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins, but was recently released three weeks ago.
Rejoining the Titans a nice bonus for Cramer, who was also on Tennessee’s practice squad for a time in 2004.
“The Saturday before week 16 in Miami, I got released, so I waited around until Tuesday and went home for Christmas and spent some time with my family,” Cramer said. It was the first time in six years I got to spend Christmas at home. I did a lot of shoveling [of snow], and I just kind of waited around.”
He got a phone call from Jeff Fisher as he was preparing to head back to Florida to pick up his car.
“I was flying back down to Fort Lauderdale to pick up my car, and Coach Fisher called me. He asked how I was doing,” Cramer said. “So I flew back down to Fort Lauderdale, drove right up to Tennessee and came in this morning.
Cramer will play primarily on special teams for the Titans and could serve as a backup long snapper to Ken Amato, especially depending upon Kevin Mawae’s status for the divisional round. Mawae, the Titans’ regular center and backup long snapper, is battling an elbow injury.
“Casey clearly knows what we’re doing offensively and will take just a couple days to get caught up and then in special teams he knows the philosophy, knows the techniques,” Fisher said. “He’s been very effective for us.”
Cramer said he feels fortunate to have landed back in Tennessee just in time for the playoffs.
“I just feel at home here. So just to be able to have them do all the work and then I come in for the playoffs is a tremendous honor, too, because I know everybody has been working hard,” Cramer said. “I’ve been rooting for them all season long and rooting for them. I’m very happy to be a part of it.”
Stamer, a backup linebacker and special teams player, suffered a groin injury in last Sunday’s regular-season finale at Indianapolis.
Also, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson was back on the practice field after serving his four-game suspension. The Titans won’t have to clear a roster spot for him until the end of the week.