Nov 4, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards (93) salutes the crowd before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Cowboys 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans Should Look at DE Ray Edwards

The Tennessee Titans are thin at defensive end. There’s no hiding it. Behind Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley, there’s hardly any depth. They spent a 7th round pick on one in the draft earlier this year, but he looks like a project at best. In limited playing time this year, 7th round pick DE Scott Solomon has been pushed off the line and struggled to make an impact.

DE Dave Ball is on IR and doesn’t look like he’ll be a Titan for much longer with his history of concussions. There’s almost no veteran depth.

The Atlanta Falcons release DE Ray Edwards yesterday, following a season in which he lost his starting position to DE Kroy Biermann. His brief year and a half in Atlanta has been a downer due to his under performing. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have what it takes. Perhaps he just needs a new environment.

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As you can see from his stats above, he was above average DE before he went to Atlanta. Part of that definitely came from being part of a defensive line that had the Williams brothers and DE Jared Allen on it, no doubt.

The Titans have a group of DT’s that are working on becoming some of the best in the league. They’ve struggled with inconsistency this year, but they’ve also been on the field far too long thanks to an offense that has struggled to find rhythm. We’ve talked about that enough though…

With the Titans young DT’s that look prime to bloom and the Titans looking for depth, it seems like a prime scenario for both Edwards and the Titans. The Titans love to use rotation, meaning Edwards would get his playing time, and hopefully, the Titans would be able to sign him for a fair amount. With plenty of cap room the Titans should at least bring him in for a visit.

While were talking about signings, are the Titans ever going to get Cookie that new contract?


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