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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