The #Titans claimed DB K’Von Wallace off waivers from Arizona, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 25, 2023
Wallace, a standout with the Arizona Cardinals this season, was shockingly released earlier this week. Wallace was the team co-leader in interceptions and passes defended while tallying 43 tackles.
Safety K’Von Wallace: NFL Profile
K’Von Wallace, a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wallace accumulated 64 tackles in three years, failing to snag an interception. The 26-year-old got released by Philadelphia after this year’s preseason but found a landing spot with the Arizona Cardinals and quickly became an impact player.
Despite being a bright spot on a rebuilding Arizona roster, the Cardinals waived him after Week 7. The Tennessee Titans were able to land his services by claiming him off waivers.
Tennessee Titans Secondary Adds K’Von Wallace
K’Von Wallace will join a Tennessee defense that allows 19.5 points per game, the 11th lowest in the NFL. They have been fantastic against the rush, holding opposing backfields to just 3.6 yards per rush attempt. The secondary also has done well, allowing just six passing touchdowns in six games. However, they have forced just two interceptions during that span.
Wallace will enter a secondary room containing safeties Amani Hooker, Terrell Edmunds, Elijah Molden, Matthew Jackson, and Shyheim Carter. Hooker and the often-injured Molden have been terrific, while Edmunds joins the Titians this week via trade for former safety Kevin Byard. Edmunds was a spot starter for the Philadelphia Eagles this season, accumulating 28 tackles and no interceptions in seven games. Meanwhile, Jackson and Carter have combined to generate just 26 defensive snaps this season. Wallace should be on the active roster, playing alongside Hooker, Edmunds, and Molden.
Can the Defense Step Up on Sunday?
The Titans’ defense must show up on Sunday to avoid a disastrous 2-5 start. Starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out for Week 8, leaving rookie Will Levis as the offense’s leader. They could also use former third-round pick Malik Willis at quarterback.