Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington (85) is pursued by New York Jets safety Yeremiah Bell (37) at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Free Agency Signings, Rumors, and more


The Tennessee Titans made a splash early in free agency and are still swimming in the free agency waters. Here’s a look at the moves they’ve made thus far, as well as rumors and interests.

Agreed to terms

  • OG Andy Levitre -The Titans went out and immediately got Levitre. They payed handsomely for him, giving him a 6 year, $46.5 million contract. He should vastly improve the offensive lines play for the Titans.

    Nov. 15, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre (67) against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

  • TE Delanie Walker – Jared Cook walked out the door and right back into coach Jeff Fisher’s loving arms in St. Louis. The Titans decided to save at the position and went with Delanie Walker, formerly of the 49ers. Walker can play almost any position you put him at, whether it be TE, FB, or OT. Look for him to be used early and often with two-TE sets.

On the verge of signing

  • DT Sammie Hill – This looks like the end of DT Sen’Derrick Marks time in Tennessee. Hill is scheduled to work out for the Titans today, where he is expected to sign a contract before leaving. Hill could be the steal of free agency. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him from Lions followers, saying he was stuck behind Detroit’s talented Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley and deserves a shot to start elsewhere. His 330 lbs frame should help the Titans finallyshore up the run defense.

    Nov 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New York 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

  • RB Shonn Greene – Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says that indications are the Titans plan to sign Greene when he comes in for his workout today. I don’t like that signing. Greene is a hot/cold back, with mostly cold. Here’s what I said about him earlier (link).

Free agent interests

  • WR Danny Amendola – His name was immediately linked to the Titans when free agency opened. I thought it was some sort of joke, but apparently not. The Titans are said to be highly interested in bringing him in, for whatever insane reason. I will throw my hands into the air if they bring in this injury prone man. Here’s my article about it from this morning (link).

    Sep 30, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola (16) runs the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

  • Safety Gerald Sensabaugh – The Titans have apparently shown interest in recently cut safety Gerald Sensabaugh, cousin to the Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh. While it’s interesting, I don’t think anything comes of it. The Titans already have SS George Wilson and with cap space starting to get limited, they’ll probably wait until the draft where there is a talented crop of young guys to pick from. Don’t expect much from this.

Players cut/Trade talk

  • CUT – SS Jordan Babineaux – The Titans cut Babineaux loose just priorto free agency opening. His poor play in 2012 and the fact that they’d signed Wilson made him extra fat prime for the cutting. Not a surprising move by any means.

    Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Nate Washington (85) warms up before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jaguars 38-20. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

  • TRADE TALK – WR Nate Washington – The Titans have been shopping Washington around in hopes of making room for Amendola. I’d like to slap them for the idea, and if you missed the link above on Amendola, here’s me explaining why (link).

Signings and re-signings

  • SS George Wilson - The Titans brought Wilson on shorty after his release from the Buffalo Bills. It was a great move that vastly improved a position that seemingly lacks any talent.

    Sep 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Quinn Johnson (45) carries the ball during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Titans 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

  • FB Quinn Johnson - Why the Titans insist on having a FB that does little for them, we’ll never know. Why they insist on having one after signing hybrid TE Delanie Walker, who would do just fine in the position the very few times they utilize it baffles me even more. None the less, he’s back.
  • DE Keyunta Dawson - Jim Wyatt loves this re-signing while I generally detest it. Dawson has done little in his career and I see no reason why he should burst onto the scene anytime soon. Poor man’s depth solution, in my opinion.

Here’s a link to the Titans latest salary cap numbers after all their moves thus far: (link)

We’ll continue to keep you updated here at TitanSized.com and on Twitter, so be sure to keep checking in and let us know what you think of the Titans moves thus far.

 

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  • dboi

    Quinn johnsons a dud

    • dboi

      I liked the fact walker was coming in thinking he would replace him at fb and switch to te as well

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

      He’s not all that bad, but the Titans don’t use him enough to warrant
      re-signing him. Both Delanie Walker and Craig Stevens could be thrown
      in that position the very few times they utilize it.

      • dboi

        Very true hopefully we see that explosion weve been waiting for out of the offense as a package and not just the running game

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

          Yeah. We’ll see. I’m most interested in how they plan on utilizing the TE’s together.

  • jlg80

    i am wandering why we want to get rid of washington we should cut hawkins instead

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

      They apparently want to replace him with Amendola, for whatever reason. Put a link up in there of why I hate the idea.

    • josh gunnels

      cutting Hawkins doesn’t free up the cap room that Nate would

  • Wside#44Grooms

    Hanging Nate Washington out to dry like that is sketchy. Its messed up, the man has been the only consistent thing about the offense, like literally the only thing. Even if they end up keeping him, the relationship is going to be strained. The guy now knows hes not wanted, hell if they need cap space let the New Jersey police department “sign” Britt

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

      Yeah… I just don’t get it.

    • josh gunnels

      I couldn’t agree more. Nate is exactly the kind of guy the Titans should covet. All I can figure is they wanted to pick up the cap room and maybe get a cheaper alternative. But I still don’t like the move at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.c.ferro Steven Cubiche Ferro

    puting nate washing in the trade a bit too early, cuz noone is seding any offers for him..but i would to see some defensive offers fro ate, morelike a defensive end, or defensive backs.to put alteraun vrner back at te nickel cuz he got exposed all season..not to mention we got the 10th overall pick in the first round. .cuz we havnt sign nothing on defense in my opinon, george wilson, idk what to say about him, and the signng of sammie lee hill, we dnt know too much about this guy, he has little experience on the field play..but i hope this is the guy to clog the middle…

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

      I like both our defensive signings, but I agree. We still need help at DE. Don’t know why they’re chasing after WR’s instead of DE’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.c.ferro Steven Cubiche Ferro

    i dnt like the fact we wasted mone on quinn johnson, that money suppose to went to an average defensive player