Titans Harry Douglas wants to show he's not a slot receiver, he's a receiver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Because he's played with other good receivers, Harry Douglas thinks he's been pigeonholed.

Douglas, a third-round draft pick for the Falcons in 2008 out of Louisville, jumped to the Tennessee Titans as a free agent in March.

The team plans to use both Kendall Wright and Douglas inside and out, making it harder for defenses to know who will be in the slot, where both have excelled.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Douglas has lined up for 2,266 snaps (65.4 percent) in the slot, 1,188 outside (33.8 percent) and 60 (1.7 percent) elsewhere in his career.

But Douglas says those numbers weren't a result of anything he couldn't do lining up outside. Rather they were because of who he was playing with.

"That's crazy I got labeled a slot receiver when I came into the league," he said. "But you've got to understand, I played with Roddy (White) and Julio (Jones), and Roddy and Michael Jenkins, so I had to fill into the slot position.

"I play all over, man. I think I'm a wide receiver. I'm not a slot receiver, I'm a receiver. I can play anywhere."

As he learns the Titans playbook, he said he's learning all the receiver positions, X, Y, Z and F.

Wright played 72.7 percent of his snaps in the slot in his first year in Ken Whisenhunt's offense.

The idea that having the slot guy be less predictable seems like a good one. Whoever is in the slot needs the outside guys to threaten better than they did in 2014 for the offense to work better.