Tennessee Titans Who Won’t Be Back in 2013: OLB Will Witherspoon

Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Will Witherspoon (92) before the snap during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans brought in OLB Will Witherspoon in 2010 during free agency. He’s had a good few years performing for the Titans. Nothing amazing, but he’s been decent. But that’s not enough for them to want to bring him back in 2013.

In the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans took OLB Zach Brown, to everyone’s surprise. Brown eventually took over Witherspoon’s spot at OLB during the 2012 season, and he looks to be a rising star, as do the rest of the Titans linebackers.

While Will Witherspoon provides some decent depth, the Titans could just as easily get someone younger via free agency (Witherspoon is currently 32) or even draft someone. Witherspoon could be re-signed, but his lack of impressive play and age aren’t doing him any favors.

It’s hard to say much more about it. I’ve always liked Witherspoon. He seems like a great guy and a great teammate, but his production just isn’t at a level that makes him indispensable. Here’s a looks at Witherspoon’s career stats, courtesy of NFL.com:

Witherspoon is a borderline case. He could very well be re-signed, but I don’t see it happening. But it’s the Titans. Attempting to read their minds is a futile act.

 

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Topics: AFC South, Free Agency, Tennessee Titans, Will Witherspoon, Zach Brown

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  • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

    Witherspoon just always seems to be trailing TE’s and the like. Would be nice if the Titans signed another veteran, if for no other reason that to help our young LB’s, though obviously you’d hope he could bring the heat if his # was called.

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