Archive for the ‘2009 Free Agency’ Category

Answering Michael Lombardi’s questions about the Titans

May 18, 2009

Before the draft, Michael Lombardi of National Football Post gave every team 5 questions they needed to answer entering into the NFL draft.  It’s now been 2 months since Lombardi posed his list of 5 questions about the Titans, so I thought I’d take a look at how well his questions had been answered, whether as part of the draft or otherwise.

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Should the Tennessee Titans bring back Drew Bennett?

May 11, 2009

Around the beginning of free agency, the possibility of a few ex-Tennessee Titans returning to Nashville was discussed on Total Titans. Of course, last year’s reunion with Jevon Kearse, Justin McCareins and Dwayne Blakley was the primary basis for our speculation.

Well, it looks like the Titans may be willing to once again turn back the hands of time by re-signing an old face.

Today, WR Drew Bennett is scheduled to visit Baptist Sports Park and if all goes well, you may hear the return of the “Drewwwwww” chant to LP Field in 2009.

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The Titans might still sign another free agent receiver

April 12, 2009

While the draft is now less than two weeks away, I remain mindful of the fact that there are still some quality free agents on the market who could help the Titans, particularly at wide receiver.
 
Drexel has twice looked at the possibility of the Titans signing free agent receiver Torry Holt, here and here, and it looks like it very well may still happen.
 
The National Football Post‘s Michael Lombardi stated today he believed that it would indeed come to fruition and that now is the time for Holt and his agent to strike a deal.
 
The 32-year old Holt has been to seven Pro Bowls in his ten NFL seasons, eight of which are consecutive years with over 80 catches and 1,100 yards. 2008 saw his numbers decline to “only” 64 receptions and 796 yards. To put that in perspective, it’s 23 more catches and 145 yards more than any of the Titans’ wide receivers had last year. He can still get the job done.

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Patrick Ramsey: Camp fodder or competition at QB for the Tennessee Titans?

April 5, 2009

In case you haven’t heard, the Tennessee Titans signed a veteran quarterback on Friday. Patrick Ramsey, one-time future franchise quarterback and current NFL journeyman signal-caller, placed his John Hancock on the dotted line of a one-year contract.

Ramsey had visited Baptist Sports Park a few weeks ago and was torn between signing with the Titans and the Patriots. Ultimately, Patrick decided that his prospects for playing time were better sitting behind Kerry Collins and Vince Young compared to being Tom Brady’s backup in New England.

Was the move to acquire Ramsey merely an attempt to fill out the QB depth chart, or does Patrick have a future beyond his one-year deal in Nashville?

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Titans sign ex-Texan DeMarcus Faggins

April 2, 2009

Happy April, everybody.  I hope you survived Lie To Your Friends Day with no mishaps.  Alas, the Titans picked Wednesday to dive once more into the free agent market, signing former Houston Texans CB DeMarcus Faggins to a 2-year contract per The Tenneessean and the Nashville City Paper.

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Introducing your newest Tennessee Titan: Mark Jones

March 19, 2009

Just a couple of days ago, we speculated on the impact regarding the departure of KR/CB Chris Carr to the hated Ravens. The consensus opinion was that Carr’s loss would be felt the most on special teams, where his ability to return kicks would surely be missed.

While the need for some depth at the cornerback position still exists, the Tennessee Titans have found Carr’s replacement in the return game.

Enter Mark Jones, the diminutive yet dynamic former Carolina Panther who signed on the dotted line with the Titans yesterday.

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How will the Tennessee Titans replace Chris Carr?

March 17, 2009

Following the purple path laid down by former Tennessee Titans such as Steve McNair, Lorenzo Neal, Derrick Mason and Samari Rolle before him, Chris Carr has become the latest Titan to migrate to Baltimore.

As a result of the departures of Carr and Eric King, the Titans are in dire need of some reinforcements at the CB position.

In addition to the depth that he provided at CB, losing Carr also means that the Titans will be on the lookout for a return specialist on special teams.

Needless to say, the task of replacing the versatility of Chris Carr won’t be easy one.

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Buyer beware? More negative feedback on Jarrett Bush

March 15, 2009

Apparently, Jarrett Bush is the punching bag of the Green Bay Packer faithful.

As Andrew suggested in his article yesterday, there are many fans who bleed green and gold who would love to see the Tennessee Titans remove them from their collective miseries by bringing Bush to Nashville.

Next up in the Bush bash fest is Alex Tallitsch of Packers Lounge, a popular web destination for Green Bay fans that was recently named by Cheesehead TV as the best Packer blog of 2009.

Alex’s glowing words (dripping with sarcasm) are after the jump.

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Titans sign Jarrett Bush to offer sheet

March 14, 2009

I believe that Jonathan Hutton of Titans Radio was the first to report that the Titans signed Green Bay cornerback Jarrett Bush to an offer sheet.
  
We knew that the Titans had already hosted Bush and two other free agent corners so it’s good news that they’ve agreed to terms with one they have interest in. Of course, we won’t know for perhaps a week whether the Packers will match the offer.
 
I did a little research on Bush and found that he was not a fan favorite in Packerland.

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The Tennessee Titans: Winners or losers in free agency?

March 13, 2009

We’re two weeks into free agency and already, several NFL pundits have been highly critical of the moves (and non-moves) of the Tennessee Titans.

Mike Reinfeldt and Co. have been bashed for allowing all-world defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to abandon the Titans’ ship. Others are less than impressed by the team’s decision to make Kerry Collins $15 million richer via his new, two-year contract.

Despite addressing needs with the signings of Nate Washington and Jovan Haye, those acquisitions have also received their share of scrutiny.

Are the numerous NFL armchair general managers right? Have the Tennessee Titans dropped the ball with their free agency decisions?

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