Titans Sign WR Kevin Walter, OL Chris Spencer

Dec 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter (83) shows emotion after a reception against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Texans 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans have signed slot receiver Kevin Walters and OL Chris Spencer both to one-year deals. While I think the Spencer signing is a good depth move, the Kevin Walters one has me slightly frustrated.

Perhaps they’re planning to use Walters from a competitive angle. The Titans have seemed poised, and still do, to take a WR in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft and adding Walters to the mix just adds to the competition at the position. As his deal is only for one year, that could very well be the case. The Titans need to get better production from their receivers and by adding another player or two to the mix, they’ll be able to end up with a stronger group of receivers who’ve truly earned their spot.

Here’s a quick look at Walter’s career stats, courtesy of ESPN.com:

They’re fairly solid stats, but I’ve never personally been a fan of Walter. I’m also struggling to see how this WR group gets sorted out. It’s becoming even more crowded and the Titans haven’t taken their swing at a receiver in the draft yet. They’re going to have a lot of players to sort through at that position.

As for Chris Spencer, he’s a depth signing, which is something the Titans could certainly use. After adding him, they should be feeling much better with their depth. Spencer has started 89 of the 105 games he’s played in. As with the WR position, the Titans are expected to add at least one offensive lineman in the upcoming draft.

24 days until the NFL Draft.

 

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Topics: AFC South, Chris Spencer, Kevin Walter, Tennessee Titans

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bennie.guardado Bennie Guardado

    Can I throw a crazy idea out there?

    E. Amano will be the starting guard opposite of A. levitre next year, There I said it! When Amano was at his best, wasn’t when he was playing guard? I think with F. Velasco stepping up into the Center position this opens the door for Amano moving back to guard. You have to wonder why he has not been cut or asked to renegotiate his salary. Surely they do not intend to pay him starter money if he is not going to start? Maybe they are waiting to see if they get Warmack or Cooper, and if not he will start for them. What do you think?

    The other option I heard was, cut Amano and let spencer and turner duke it out for the last starting spot. This would allow us to grab a bigger impact player with the first round pick of the draft.

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

      Yeah. The Titans just haven’t been clear about what they’re doing. Trying to keep us all in the dark. The question is how much better is Amano at guard than Leroy Harris? When Amano was playing guard, he had a great guy on either side of him. While I’d say Velasco is good, I wouldn’t say he is great.

      I feel ya though. That’s what I’ve been asking for a while. What’s the plan for Amano? I think they’re keeping it hush hush until after the draft.

    • josh gunnels

      very well could be if they don’t get their guy in the draft. They would rather keep amano than turner or spencer though as back up if he reworks his deal.

      they’ve said all along though that they weren’t going to cut anyone until they have the replacement in place.

      right now there’s no reason to cut or rework amano….YET!

  • dboi

    Walters old! Man maybe theyl get some inside scoop on the texans lol but only reason y I kinda like em was when he did the conan obrien td dance

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