Jan 14, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster listens as new head coach Ken Whisenhunt (not pictured) answers questions from the media during a press conference at St. Thomas Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans: Free Agency Thoughts Through Day 2


REPORT: Tennessee Titans Sign Dexter McCluster to 3-Year, $12 Million

Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) scores a touchdown on a punt return against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It’s officially Day 3 of the NFL Free Agency period and we have seen some expected moves and not-so expected moves three days into the new NFL season.

The Tennessee Titans came out of the gate fast by signing the former Kansas City Chiefs offensive weapon Dexter McCluster.  The Titans acted fast on signing the speedy all purpose player to a 3 year deal worth $9 million with incentives that could raise the figure to $12 million.

I am happy with the signing and the speedy skill set that McCluster brings to the table, but to me this signing was a Chris Johnson insurance policy.  Nearly everyone in the sports world believes that it’s a matter of when, not if, CJ gets released and McCluster will be the situational replacement.

The Titans entered free agency with approximately $12 million. That was before the transactions from the past two days. In one of my recent posts I acknowledged this probable move, although, it is hard to “let go” of a player that has been a staple of our team since the end of the late Steve McNair era to the present.

As of today, CJ still hasn’t been successfully traded (no shock there) or released yet.  What I do have a problem with though is IF/WHEN the Titans decide to move forward with releasing CJ, what exactly are your plans to do with even more extra cap space?

The Titans have already missed out on a number of exceptional players in free agency just three days in to other teams that are bolstering and improving their roster.

My thoughts, why would you cut a dynamic player in CJ to FREE up spending cash but not spend it?  The addition of McCluster was a good, yet surprising splash but the addition of defensive lineman Al Woods, the former Pittsburgh Steelers player, isn’t impressive.

The best teams in the league are spending money like my fiancé on Black Friday.  Why aren’t the teams that truly need the additions making them?

If you follow me on Twitter ( @Franchize_HOF ), last night I said, “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” The Denver Broncos who made it to the Super Bowl this past season just added not one, not two, but THREE Pro Bowl players to their defense – DE DeMarcus Ware, S T.J Ward, and CB Aqib Talib.  The New England Patriots didn’t hesitate adding arguably the best defensive back in the league, Darrelle Revis, shortly after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I will leave you with this, and if you could help echo it I would appreciate it: “Hey, Tommy Smith, Ruston Webster, and Ken Whisenhunt – will you PLEASE spend some money and help upgrade our team before only slim pickings are left?”

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  • EL DEE

    I agree I really wish we could get some big names

  • EL DEE

    They need to spend money to make money and it seems as though they are spending money to lose money

  • Chucktowns #1titan

    I agree ! I am very disappointed right now . We killed the market last year and now I feel like we are just sitting back and letting a bunch of difference makers slip away. 1st off I really like the Dex pick up but he is obviously not the solution for CJ’s departure. We absolutely have to get Carlos Hyde from OSU . If we were able to get him our RB situation would be set . But we need to pick up a big name playmaking pass rushing qb killin DE or a field general bone crushin MLB I would prefer Allen at end or Spikes in the middle .. Our LB corps would be solid

  • EL DEE

    @chucktowns. I love my titans but I am not liking these picks at all dex seems good at a couple positions but definitely does not need to b a CJ replacement I hope they get someone worth talking about today