Aug 19, 2011; Cleveland, OH; USA; Cleveland Browns guard John Greco (77) blocks Detroit Lions defensive end Keyunta Dawson (75) during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Re-sign DE Keyunta Dawson, Bolster Depth

The Tennessee Titans have re-signed DE Keyunta Dawson, who had very little play time in 2012 before finding himself on IR. While it does add depth to the Titans rather thin group at DE, it’s not a re-signing that particularly sits well with myself.

Why, you ask? Well, Dawson only has one sack since entering the league in 2007 as and Indianapolis Colt and it came in his rookie year. Since then, he hasn’t done much.

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Call me crazy, but those numbers don’t make me drool, let alone believe that Dawson will help the Titans get to the QB. But perhaps I’m overlooking what the Titans see. Maybe they see Dawson being used in packages against the run.

Either way, the Titans are still hurting for talent at the DE position and certainly aren’t finished with it. Once free agency opens up, you can expect to see the Titans bring in more than a few guys to try and find someone that they can put into rotation with Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley. Not having Dave Ball last year and the fact that his contract is up and he’s almost certainly going to be forced to retire has left the Titans will a sizable depth gap.

Hopefully free agency will provide them with one or two second string guys that can help lift the burden from Morgan and Wimbley’s shoulders.

The Titans can start talking to free agents tomorrow at midnight but can’t sign any until the official opening of free agency on Monday.

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  • Joshua Huffman

    Haven’t checked the contract details. I remember he had a very good preseason and got hurt shortly after that. I’m guessing he’ll compete with Jarius Wynn and Scott Solomon for one of the last two spots on the DE rotation. Morgan, Wimbley and an FA will make the top three.

    • Justin Stewart

      I’d rather have Wynn. Immediately came in and was productive for the Titans. Dawson flashed in preseason, but it’s preseason.

  • Shawn Eagle

    BUM…prolly be cut before training camp is over