I’m not really surprised that the Tennessee Titans didn’t get involved in the early NFL Free Agency “Frenzy” that started on Tuesday, and was impressed that they showed restraint while teams were filling needs ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft.
I know by watching comments on Twitter, and other social media platforms, that some fans were disappointed with what seemed like a lack of participation on the Titans part, but the first tier players who were signed, were by teams looking to fill specific needs.
The Titans have a lot of holes to fill, and should do well now that they get into the “value” part of free agency that should start within the next 24-48 hours. With 25 names on their free agency list, you know they will need to either re-sign some people, or look for more bodies to fill specific needs.
The best news happened today, when the Titans got Derrick Morgan back in the fold. Morgan made headway with Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 defense, and after visits with the Atlanta Falcons, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was re-signed today. You can read about it on Titan Sized.
The Titans had locked up punter, Brett Kearns and long-snapper, Beau Brinkly last week, and today, put the kicking game to rest by re-signing kicker, Ryan Succop as reported by Tennessean writer, Jim Wyatt.
Sources close to the situation said that the deal was in the neighborhood of $2.4 million a year.
In another report from Wyatt, an agreement has been reached with defensive lineman, Karl Krug. There is no information at this writing, but Titan Sized will be covering the situation.
So far, the Titans have signed three new players, two filling needs on the defense, and one for the offense. They signed Washington Redskins OLB, Brian Orakpo earlier today, with Buffalo Bills safety, Da’Norris Searcy and Atlantic Falcon wide receiver Harry Douglass, yesterday.
If Brian Orakpo can stay healthy, the former number one draft pick out of the University of Texas is truly a huge find for the Titans. He brings six years expeience with the 3-4 defense, is a fearless pass-rusher, and can set an edge in the running game.
Searcy plays the run well, is young, and has been known to fall back in coverage. Harry Douglass adds a much-needed target for quarterback Zach Mettenberger, if he indeed is the Titans QB of the future.
New York Giants Guard, John Jerry is visiting today, along with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Anthony Fassano.
Jerry has started 48 games over the last three seasons, last year with the Giants and the previous two seasons with the Dolphins.
He’s played in 73 games over the past five seasons, his first four years in Miami.
Also on-tap for Friday, is San Francisco 49er cornerback, Perrish Cox.