The Tennessee Titans have signed veteran safety Aaron Francisco to a one-year deal according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. The Titans have extremely shallow depth at the safety position which makes this signing all the better.
Francisco was a member of the Cardinals team that went to the Super Bowl. In fact, he was the safety in coverage when Holmes caught the game winning touchdown in the corner of the endzone. He was also a member of the Colts 2010 Super Bowl team as you can see in the picture above.
Francisco is purely a depth signing and while he’s a good one, I would have preferred the Titans to have pursued FA Jim Leonhard. The Jets chose not to resign him after bringing in LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell this offseason. Leonhard had a torn patellar tendon in a Dec. 11th game of this last year and has ended his last few seasons on IR, as has Landry.
Leonhard would have been a more expensive acquisition, but the Titans have plenty of spare money and our safety group is as weak as it has ever been.
Francisco will have to do for the time being.
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