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VOL. 45 | NO. 22 | Friday, May 28, 2021

Titans hire first full-time female scout

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have promoted three scouts with Mical Johnson the franchise's first woman working full time in the scouting department.

The Titans announced the moves Tuesday. The organization has had women working in the scouting department and as assistants to the general manager among other roles.

Johnson was an intern with the Titans last fall in the Women in Football program named for controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. Johnson now will be a scouting assistant for both college and pro football helping evaluate players, monitoring the daily waiver wire and helping preparations for free agency and the draft.

This is just the latest move by NFL teams adding women to key roles.

Denver hired Kelly Kleine as executive director of football operations and special adviser to the general manager last month. She is believed to be the highest-ranking female scouting executive ever with an NFL team.

The Eagles promoted Catherine Raîche to vice president of football operations and Ameena Soliman to pro scout last week.

The Titans also promoted Blaise Taylor to pro scout and Matt Miller to college scout from scouting assistants. Taylor will help advance scouting upcoming opponents and evaluating players for free agency each spring, while Miller will have a region of colleges to scout and help the team prepare for the draft.

Tennessee also hired Kylan Butler as the Bill Walsh Offensive Fellowship Coach for this season. Butler was associate head coach and worked with wide receivers at Morehead State this spring.

Kiara Mayo will replace Johnson, accepting the Amy Adams Strunk Women in Football Training Camp internship in Scouting and Operations. Currently a graduate student at Belmont, she will start in training camp.

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