The Tennessee Titans plan to release veteran safety Jordan Babineaux, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Veteran safety George Wilson was signed the previous month, in essence, replacing Jordan Babineaux.
The #Titans plan to release safety Jordan Babineaux today, according to sources familiar with the situation.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 12, 2013
Babineaux had a terrible 2012 campaign, starting it off by losing his starting spot to safety Robert Johnson. Obviously, that was short lived as well. Jordan found his way back into the starting lineup just a few games into the season. That didn’t do much for the Titans though, who saw what was probably the worst safety play this team has ever seen.
Babineaux was also benched a time or two through out the season for poor plays during games.
During the 2011 season, Babineaux was a solid player for the Titans. When his contract expired this last year, many of us, myself included, were desperate for the Titans to re-sign him after such a solid season. Part of the need for the Titans to sign him came from the fact that they were so thin at the position, as we saw this year.
This certainly improves the likeliness of the Titans drafting a young safety early in the 2013 NFL Draft. Veteran George Wilson should bring some solid play, but the Titans should be looking for a young playmaker who can strengthen a backfield that’s been falling apart for the past two to three years. Of course, with the release of so many safeties by multiples teams, the Titans could look to add more depth in free agency.
We’ll see. Free agency is opening up…. NOW
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