The Tennessee Titans have reportedly completed a trade with the Green Bay Packers for outside linebacker, Reggie Gilbert.
The Tennessee Titans have reportedly made a trade with the Green Bay Packers for outside linebacker, Reggie Gilbert.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news.
In exchange for Gilbert, the Titans are giving up a seventh-round pick. The trade will be final once Gilbert passes a physical.
The 6-foot-3, 261-pound linebacker is currently recovering from a knee injury, so we won’t get a look at him in the final preseason game. Gilbert is expected to be ready by Week 1 or 2.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky gave a little insight into Gilbert’s standing with the Packers and why they were willing to trade him.
Gilbert was an undrafted free agent out of Arizona and got into his first game action in 2017 with Green Bay. He played in just two games that season and totaled one sack, two tackles (one for loss) and three QB Hits.
In 2018, Gilbert played in 16 games and finished with 2.5 sacks, 38 combined tackles (27 solo, four for loss) and eight QB Hits.
The Titans’ top three outside linebackers are currently Harold Landry, Cameron Wake and Sharif Finch, but beyond that there isn’t much depth — or at least depth that the team is content with.
Kamalei Correa and UDFA Derick Roberson haven’t showed much this preseason and it’s clear the Titans wanted more options at the position. Now Gilbert is in the mix and could shake things up at outside linebacker.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel hinted that the team could look to different avenues in order to fill needs prior to the regular season.
Gilbert played at Arizona from 2012 to 2015, totaling 144 tackles (90 solo) and 14 sacks.