Vic Beasley signed
With Jack Conklin being allowed to leave in free agency, it felt like the Tennessee Titans couldn’t just sit on the money that they had.
However, free agents slowly started to get signed across the league with little to no mention of the Titans being involved. Guys like D.J. Reader, who had talent and connections to this coaching staff were being signed and it looked like the Titans were content on sitting back and picking their spots.
All of the sudden, news comes out that the Tennessee Titans had signed Vic Beasley.
This was incredibly strange since it isn’t the Titans strategy to add boom or bust players like this, instead preferring to spend their money on free agents with a high floor: Rodger Saffold, Adam Humphries, Cameron Wake, Kenny Vaccaro, etc.
Ultimately the news came out that it was a one year deal and not a 4 year/$50 million type deal like everyone was afraid of, which flips the move from a C- to a B+.
Still though, the Titans don’t have a lot of money to spend in free agency and this looked to be a move made out of defeat on missing out on a prospect like Clowney.
While they fill two different roles, how much money were we expecting Tennessee to give to the EDGE position in free agency this year with three cheap depth players in Reggie Gilbert, Derick Roberson and D’Andre Walker, and a very talented starter in Harold Landry?
That was until…