The Titans have informed wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins they plan to release him. Hawkins, a fourth round draft pick in 2008, caught just five passes for 62 yards in 2012. He had a breakout season in 2011, when he caught 47 passes for 470 yards and touchdown. The Titans signed Hawkins to a three-year, $7.2 million contract last season at a time when they had plenty of uncertainty at the position, including Kenny Britt coming off knee surgery. Hawkins received a $2 million signing bonus as a part of the contract and was scheduled to make $1.9 million in 2013. The Titans drafted wide receiver Kendall Wright with their first-round pick last year and drafted former University of Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter in the second round this year. They also signed veteran receiver Kevin Walter this offseason.
Tennessee Titans to release wide receiver Lavelle HawkinsUPDATED 12:57 AM HST May 02, 2013