The Tennessee Titans continue to pursue St. Louis Rams receivers after having missed out WR Danny Amendola, who signed a 5-year, $31 million contract with the New England Patriots late last night. Friday the Titans are scheduled to meet with WR Brandon Gibson, another St. Louis Rams receiver on the free agent market.
Gibson is a 25 year old receiver who was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Here’s a look at his career stats, courtesy of ESPN.com:
While nothing stunning, I find them more enticing than his injury prone counter-part Amendola. That still doesn’t mean I think the Titans should pursue him.
Their pursuit of receivers has me scratching my head. Why are they looking for another receiver and shopping WR Nate Washington? Washington, Britt, and Wright are the Titans top three receivers and they make a heck of a trio, that is, when Britt is healthy. Even behind them they’ve got Damian Williams, Lavelle Hawkins, and Michael Preston.
I think any of those bottom three receivers is just as good as anyone they are bringing in. Why the Harlem Shuffle?
I would say that one shouldn’t expect Gibson to get a contract during his visit, but the Titans seem to be set on kicking Nate Washington to the curb. That and the fact that none of the guys the Titans have brought in thus far have left without a contract and I can honestly say I’d be somewhat surprised if he didn’t sign a contract during the visit.
Most of the Titans big free agency moves have been made now. Depth and re-signing/reworking some of their own guy’s contracts should be the last of their major focuses before the April draft.
So, how do you feel about the Gibson interest?
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