Titans to Bring in DT Sammie Hill

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

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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Topics: AFC South, Free Agency, Sammie Hill, Tennessee Titans

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  • Wside#44Grooms

    Whatever they need to do to get back to their smashmouth roots. I for one am beyond tired of watching my Titans get stomped on and used as a doormat. The titans defense used demand respect, I really hope their heading back in that direction.

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

      Exactly. Been all downhill since Jim Schwartz left. I really think this is going to be a good year. Hopefully I’m right this time.

      • Wside#44Grooms

        Yea, and I really thought jerry Gray would bring the old school titans culture back. Has’nt happened quite yet, but if they kept him after the numbers his D put up this past year then they obviously still believe in him. Im pulling for him and the defense

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

          Hopefully the addition of Gregg Williams helps with that. Also, the defense being another year older will help. Lots of young guys out there.

          • Wside#44Grooms

            Yea hit the nail on the head. Im especially looking forward to seeing those 3 linebackers play a season together. If those guys stay healthy they can have great careers together

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

            No joke. All three of them healthy and on the field would be amazing. Great group of guys. Talented as you could hope for. If healthy, probably best group of LBs Titans have ever had. Definitely most athletic.

          • Wside#44Grooms

            Yea I like Zach Brown, he reminds me of a young Keith Bulluck. Remember how he seemed to always make the play. Hope his rookie season wasnt just a flash in the pan, he could be amazing. Someone should find his face space or email so we can keep telling him hes soft. That seemed to do the trick

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

            Ha ha ha. He does have Twitter….

          • Wside#44Grooms

            We should do it. Its hard love. haha

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

            Ha ha ha. I’ll let you take care of that. Gotta keep my relations with the team.

          • Wside#44Grooms

            haha yea let me stop. I know for a fact I wouldnt say anything to that kid. Excuse me that grown man.