October 14, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill (91) is called for roughing the passer on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Lions defeated the Eagles 26-23 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Titans to Bring in DT Sammie Hill

The Tennessee Titans will bring in Detroit Lions free agent DT Sammie Hill tomorrow. Hill is a 6’4, 329 lbs defensive tackle who has been stuck behind the Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

Here’s a brief look at his stats, courtesy of ESPN.com:

Obviously not the biggest, scariest numbers, but he has been stuck behind some talented players.

From what I’ve heard around the web, Hill would be a steal of a signing. He just needs the time on the field to show his worth. With the Titans looking past their own DT Sen’Derrick Marks, they’ve got an open slot for a big body on the line and Hill looks the part, and from what I’ve heard, should be able fill in just fine.

I hadn’t heard about Hill before today, but he seems like a good fit.

The Titans have already signed OL Andy Levitre and TE Delanie Walker, filling their two biggest needs heading into free agency. Things should slow down now, with more attention switching to the defensive side of the ball where the Titans should look to add another DE to throw into rotation with DEs Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley.

It should be expected, though, that they’ll still look to add depth along the offensive line as well as possibly looking for another starter opposite Levitre. The Titans should also be interested in re-signing OL Fernando Velasco, who they tendered with a 2nd round pick yesterday.

All the people doubting that the Titans would make a splash in free agency must be pleasantly surprised.

I know I am, event if they didn’t get the TE I was hoping for.


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