So far the Tennessee Titans have signed four free agents Harry Douglas, Anthony Fasano, Da’Norris Searcy, and Brian Orakpo. The first two days of free agency were very quiet for the Titans, even though they were trying to sign players they were falling short. The team made a run at Devin McCourty only to have him turn them down and re-sign with the Patriots. They also had interest in linebacker Jason Worilds but he decided to retire.
Sep 7, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds (93) is congratulated by defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (not pictured) during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
We still have many holes to fill and if you look hard enough there are players that could fill those holes still available in free agency. So what free agents are left for the Titans now?
Former Houston Texans center Chris Myers is still available, he is 33 years old, but has started every game for the last seven seasons. This guy is an upgrade at center and just because he is 33 years old does not mean he cannot play. If Tommy Smith is serious about winning now, then the Titans have to pursue veteran players.
Another free agent we should pursue is defensive end Greg Hardy. Yes, Greg Hardy has had off the field issues recently but Hardy is a game changer. He had a combined 26 sacks in the 2012 and 2013 season. When you look at Hardy’s stats, they jump off the page at you. Off the field issues or not, we should try to sign Greg Hardy because can we really worry about off the field issues at this point?
I think the Titans should take a look at James Harrison former Steelers OLB. Harrison, who is 36 years old can still produce. Especially when he is united with Dick Lebeau. He will bring the fire back to the defense that we will lose without Bernard Pollard.
Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams is a player the Titans should look at. Williams led the Packers last year in passes defended at age 31 which shows you he still has it. He also had three interceptions and 70 tackles. Again if Tommy Smith and the Titans are serious about winning now, they need to go after players who can still produce like Tramon Williams, regardless of their age.