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smittyjs
03-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Erron Kinney was released today and Zach piller last week
Also

The following players were tendered contracts as restricted free agents: C Eugene Amano, G Jacob Bell, TE Ben Hartsock, LB Robert Reynolds, DT Randy Starks. The Titans can match any offer received by another team or would receive a draft pick for compensation. Contracts also were tendered to exclusive rights free agents, DT Tony Brown, TE Casey Cramer and DT Marcus White; and therefore they are not free to sign with other teams. Additionally, the team agreed to terms with G Justin Geisinger on a contract prior to the start of free agency.


I'll update the first post also

Players released/ signed with another team
Drew Bennett (http://www.stlouisrams.com/article/60773/) Rams
Robaire Smith (http://http://www.titansradio.com/cgi-bin/blurb_view.cgi?blurb=news649970) Brown
Bobby Wade (http://www.vikings.com/news_detail_objectname_WadeRelease3607.html) Vikings
Travis Henry (http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=334&storyID=6610) Broncos
Erron Kinney (http://http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642) FA
Zach Piller (http://http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4634) FA

Players resigned/ Signed from another team as a UFA/ signed as RFA/ERFA
Kerry Collins (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4646)
LeVar Woods
Seth Wade (http://http://www.titansonline.com/team/players/bio.php?PRKey=373)
Nick Harper (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4665) Colts
Jacob Bell (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642) (RFA)
Randy Starks (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/6830/) (RFA)
Eugene Amano (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642) (RFA)
Robert Reynolds (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6924) (RFA)
Ben Hartsocks (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642)(RFA)
Ryan Fowler (http://http://www.titansradio.com/cgi-bin/blurb_view.cgi?blurb=news650030) (RFA) Cowboys
Tony Brown (http://http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/552946) (ERFA)
Marcus White (http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/553421)(ERFA)
Casey Cramer (http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/492916) (ERFA)
Justin Gage (http://http://www.realgmfootball.com/src_wiretap_archives/4282/20070316/titans_sign_wr_justin_gage/) Bears
Bryan Scott (http://www.titansonline.com/news/newsmain_detail.php?PRKey=4671) Saints

Pit Bull #53
03-01-2007, 07:19 PM
SO glad we tendered Jacob Bell, Amano and Tony Brown. I'm starting to lose hope with Randy Starks. Dude hasn't done a damn thing since his rookie year, and he played like complete trash this year.

Sucks for Kinney though, he was always a great team player and was quality on the field as well. His agent seems to think that he might be back with us.

Titans10
03-01-2007, 07:26 PM
I never knew that Justin Geisinger was apart of the Titans...thats pretty cool

Pit Bull #53
03-01-2007, 07:41 PM
I never knew that Justin Geisinger was apart of the Titans...thats pretty cool

Yeah, he's the guy that missed his block and caused the blocked FG vs. the Ravens, haha. Damn...I didn't wanna think about that.

OzTitan
03-02-2007, 03:45 AM
Any idea which tenders were used on these players?

I sure hope Bell's is at least the new 2nd round tender.

London
03-02-2007, 04:07 AM
Hey Oztitan - looks like its the same old faces here too!

Bell was given a 1st round tender according to the Tennessean...smart move by the FO

MicktheGreat
03-02-2007, 12:00 PM
Apparently, Titans won't get Clements. I'm have to go cry now...


Source: Titans out of Clements mix
By Terry McCormick, tmccormick@nashvillecitypaper.com
March 02, 2007

The Tennessee Titans are no longer in the sweepstakes for prized free agent cornerback Nate Clements of the Buffalo Bills.
A source very close to the situation acknowledged that Tennessee is not in the mix for what is regarded by most as the top free-agent cornerback on the market.
According to Scout.com, the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns have emerged as the primary players in the race to land Clements.
The Titans could have major issues at cornerback if they lose Adam "Pacman" Jones, who has recently been embroiled in controversy and faces charges later this month in a Georgia court.

LINK:
http://nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=33&screen=news&news_id=54943

MicktheGreat
03-02-2007, 12:03 PM
Also...we're apparently in talks with Kevin Carter.

Personally, even though Carter's old, I wouldn't mind bringing him back for 1-2 seasons at a reasonable price. He has experience at both DE & DT; and I think he could be a decent part of a rotation (since I think he can be at least as good as Robaire was...which was pretty solid).

Plus, he's a GREAT character-guy who does a lot of stuff in the community. And we all know the Titans could use some good influences in the locker room...

Pit Bull #53
03-02-2007, 12:09 PM
Yup, I'd like to get Kevin back in here for a reasonable price. He would be a good guy to put at DT as a pass rush specialist on passing downs, at least until Rien Long can come back, if we even re-sign him.

Maybe KC could talk to Pacman, beat his ass or something, haha.

smittyjs
03-02-2007, 03:29 PM
I heard on the radio that Kevin Carter agent has been talking to the titans about Carter returning to the Titans for the 2007 season.

Pit Bull #53
03-02-2007, 04:25 PM
We re-signed Rien Long, Seth Wand and LeVar Woods. All backups, but I'm glad we re-signed Rien Long assuming he can come back healthy. He's a good pass rush specialist from the DT position.

smittyjs
03-02-2007, 06:50 PM
travis henry was just released and nate Clements has signed with the 49ers.

Pit Bull #53
03-02-2007, 07:21 PM
Ummm. Henry has NOT been released.....yet.

smittyjs
03-02-2007, 07:51 PM
Ummm. Henry has NOT been released.....yet.
Titans likely to cut Henry Saturday.....well......only a few hours away
:oops:

Titans10
03-02-2007, 09:31 PM
Titans likely to cut Henry Saturday.....well......only a few hours away
:oops:

If Henry is cut does that mean that Lendale is the man?...I'm not to sure if I like that

Cashmoney
03-02-2007, 10:08 PM
I'm glad the titans didn't get themselves mixed up in the nate clements 80 million dollar deal. he's a good player, but personally not worth near that amount of money. I would like to see us go after Dewayne White the DE from tampa. Hes younger than kerney and prob cheaper.

smittyjs
03-02-2007, 10:30 PM
If Henry is cut does that mean that Lendale is the man?...I'm not to sure if I like thatNo, i beleive will will resign him, if not than i see us going after a cheap FA RB to form a one - two punch with White.

smittyjs
03-02-2007, 10:32 PM
I'm glad the titans didn't get themselves mixed up in the nate clements 80 million dollar deal. he's a good player, but personally not worth near that amount of money. I would like to see us go after Dewayne White the DE from tampa. Hes younger than kerney and prob cheaper.

White is a guy under the radar, iw ouldn't if the Titans signed him also. I agree with you on the Clements deal. Also i wouldn't mind bringing Kevin Carter back for a few more years for the right price.

Cashmoney
03-02-2007, 10:41 PM
Anyone heard anything about the titans and any visits being scheduled? I dont think ive heard of them having one guy in for a visit yet. I also haven't heard much about donte stallworth today which is surprising cause ive pretty much been locked in on nfl network.

smittyjs
03-02-2007, 10:55 PM
Anyone heard anything about the titans and any visits being scheduled? I dont think ive heard of them having one guy in for a visit yet. I also haven't heard much about donte stallworth today which is surprising cause ive pretty much been locked in on nfl network.
kevin Carter has been the only player i have heard any information about.

Pit Bull #53
03-02-2007, 11:19 PM
I'd sign Dewayne White, too. We need more active bodies on the DL. You guys remember the Superbowl DL with Evans, Fisk, Ford, Holmes, Kearse, and Thornton. I mean, besides Kearse and Josh Evans for a little while, those guys weren't exactly world beaters, but the DL was a strength because they played active and aggressive.

We need to get rid of these scrubs like Conover and Josh Savage and get some quality depth that can actually play.

I'd look at Ian Scott from the Bears also.

TitanHope
03-03-2007, 12:30 AM
I'd love to sign Dewayne White, but I don't think he's under the radar by any means. White is #8 on Yahoo's Top 20 FA list. And I think the main reason for that is, in the list of FA DE's, it goes Patrick Kerney(starter for Atlanta-4.5 sacks, 2 FF, 2 PD in 9 games), Dewayne White(starter for Tampa...I think-5 sacks, 3 FF, 7 PD), and then Kenyon Coleman(back-up DE for Dallas-4 sacks, 1 FF, 2 PD)/Jarrett Johnson(back-up SLB for the Ravens-1.5 sack, 1PD)/Antwan Peek(1 sack, 2 FF, 1 PD).

In my opinion, the DE ranking goes Kerney, White, and the rest. Kenyon Coleman had a good year as a back-up, but he's a 3-4 DE. After Coleman, the production of the DE's decreases. So for most 4-3 teams, its Kerney and White as legitimate starting DE's. Kerney may ask for too much, and with the lack of depth at DE in FA, White may get more than he's actually worth.

But, I wouldn't mind over-paying him a bit, but not too much. He's 6'2, 270, and probably has long arms with how many pass deflections he's had. And I hear he didn't get that much playing time behind Simeon Rice and Greg Spires. Would definitely be a great attention to our lack luster D-line.

smittyjs
03-03-2007, 06:48 PM
Henry was released today, and is now headed up to Denver to talk to them. So if Henry leaves, which is a 50-50 chance IMO, do we go after another FA, draft another RB 1st day, trade for one, or try to resign Brown and just keep it at a one - two punch with him and White.

Pit Bull #53
03-03-2007, 07:05 PM
I'd like to re-sign Chris Brown, not sure if he wants it though.

Cashmoney
03-03-2007, 07:15 PM
I'd rather us try to draft antonio pittman or lorenzo booker. for some reason i think their styles would complement lendale better than chris' would.

Pit Bull #53
03-05-2007, 10:38 AM
Doesn't look initially like Bobby Wade will be back.

With Bennett gone, the Titans are even thinner at receiver, and the agent for Bobby Wade told The City Paper that “there is nothing going on with the Titans and Bobby right now.” The Titans’ initial offer to Wade was less than $1 million per year, far lower than what they were expecting.

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section=7&screen=news&news_id=54953

I have no problem with that. I'd love to have Wade back as a slot receiver and KR/PR option, but he's NOT a guy we should overpay for. Guys like him can be had anywhere. Who knows, we might even already have one like him on the roster (Roby?). That said, I would like to bring him back, because he apparently is a real positive influence in the locker room and Fisher seems to have a mancrush on him. Just don't overpay for a freaking slot receiver.

Pit Bull #53
03-05-2007, 04:08 PM
Hey, we signed someone.....















Kerry Collins. Hahaha

Pit Bull #53
03-05-2007, 04:13 PM
By the way, Kevin Carter just signed with Tampa Bay. I swear to god if we have to start Travis LaBoy at DE next year I'm gonna puke. And don't even get me started on Randy Starks if someone else isn't brought in.

TitanHope
03-05-2007, 04:15 PM
I actually like the Collins signing. Veteran back-up than can play if VY goes down with inury(*knocks on wood*). I still think he can win games, but the situation he was thrown into last year was a mess.

Pit Bull #53
03-05-2007, 04:16 PM
I actually like the Collins signing. Veteran back-up than can play if VY goes down with inury(*knocks on wood*). I still think he can win games, but the situation he was thrown into last year was a mess.

Yeah, I'm fine with it too. I just thought that for our first FA signing, it was rather anti-climactic

stephenson86
03-05-2007, 04:30 PM
we need to ******* bring in some bigger names we have huge amount of cap room ******* do something

smittyjs
03-05-2007, 04:31 PM
We signed more talented player last season with less cap.....This sucks right now. Atleast reese signed people and resigned aome of are talented players. On the side note i like the resigning of Kerry Colins.

smittyjs
03-05-2007, 04:33 PM
By the way, Kevin Carter just signed with Tampa Bay. I swear to god if we have to start Travis LaBoy at DE next year I'm gonna puke. And don't even get me started on Randy Starks if someone else isn't brought in.
Well if we don't improve are run defense and pass rush i really don't see how we will be able to win more than five games.

Pit Bull #53
03-05-2007, 04:38 PM
Guys, there's no need to jump off a cliff right now. The last thing we needed to do was give some ridiculous contracts to ridiculously average players. I was just hoping we'd sign some stop gaps for the DL like Kevin Carter or Dewayne White (who's making $29M by the way, don't want him now lol).

I think we need to sign a #2 RB, maybe some depth on the DL (not much there), and try to go after a WR. I'd make a push for Stallworth, but he reportedly wants $18M guaranteed. I would NOT use all our cap space on this crop of mediocre free agents. I'd sign a couple of guys, then try to lock up some of our young core guys long term, like Roos, Bell, and maybe even Haynesworth, though I'm not entirely sure that will happen.

TitanHope
03-05-2007, 04:44 PM
Yeah, I'm fine with it too. I just thought that for our first FA signing, it was rather anti-climactic

I feel ya. This offseason has been pretty uneventful.

The release of Henry and him signing with Denver tells me that the coaching staff believes LenDale can be our starting back. I would like to see a RB rotation on White and Brown, that is, if we re-sign Brown. Add in a 3rd down back, I think our RB's will be just fine.

The way I'm looking at it right now, the Titans are going to have the most cap space than any other team next year. Anybody have a list of the FA's for next year? :)

TitanAddict
03-05-2007, 05:03 PM
Kerry Collins was re-signed today ... YES!!!

just kidding :(

It doesn't really matter who our backup is. If VY goes down, our team is F'd.

MicktheGreat
03-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Kerry Collins was re-signed today ... YES!!!

just kidding :(

It doesn't really matter who our backup is. If VY goes down, our team is F'd.

This is a GREAT signing for the Titans. I mean, Collins has a big arm and is a proven winner whose taken a team to the SuperBowl...

Oh, wait...I forgot...it's the year 2007 and Collins suxors...

TitanHope
03-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Bobby Wade signed with Minnesota.

Minnesota reached an agreement with free agent wide receiver Bobby Wade on a five-year, $15 million deal.

Pit Bull #53
03-06-2007, 10:38 PM
That is mildly disappointing. I really liked Wade and what he brought to the table as a slot receiver. He was consistent as a kickoff returner....consistently average, but consistent nonetheless. I would have liked to have seen him back with us, but I think Roby can fill that role adequately unless we bring someone else in. Roby can definately return kicks, he did it his rookie year, and he has good speed. He'll have to put up slightly better numbers than he did his rookie year though, but I think we can be fine with him. And if we pick someone else up, even better.

We most definately need to add some WR's to this team now though. No doubt about it.

49ersfan_87
03-06-2007, 10:43 PM
We most definately need to add some WR's to this team now though. No doubt about it.


What about david givens? Isn't he going to be the number one?

Pit Bull #53
03-06-2007, 10:47 PM
Well, no one knows when Givens is gonna be back. His knee injury was pretty severe. There's talk that he might not be ready until mid-way through next season. There's also a couple of rumors that he could be ready for training camp. Truth is no one really knows right now, and the FO is being very hush hush about it. he tore his ACL, tore his meniscus, and broke a bone in his knee.

MicktheGreat
03-06-2007, 11:01 PM
Well, no one knows when Givens is gonna be back. His knee injury was pretty severe. There's talk that he might not be ready until mid-way through next season. There's also a couple of rumors that he could be ready for training camp. Truth is no one really knows right now, and the FO is being very hush hush about it. he tore his ACL, tore his meniscus, and broke a bone in his knee.

Yeah, given the serious nature of Givens' injury, the loss of Bennett/Wade, and uncertainty over whether Roby can be a consistent slot WR, I feel like the Titans need to sign a vet FA (if not now, then after June 1st cuts) AND draft a WR sometime in the 1st day of the draft.

Pit Bull #53
03-06-2007, 11:04 PM
Still seems so weird that he could screw his knee up that freaking bad without even being contacted. I mean, it didn't even look like anything happened. Just further shows that we are snakebitten when it comes to FA WR's, lol..

stephenson86
03-07-2007, 12:45 PM
has joe horn been signed? i wouldn't mind bringing him in...

Also i would love to see us trade for Willis McGahee, i think hes a great player...

Donte Stallworth can suck my finger, i really dont want him...

Robert Meachem will be a Titan...

:)

MicktheGreat
03-07-2007, 01:06 PM
has joe horn been signed? i wouldn't mind bringing him in...

Also i would love to see us trade for Willis McGahee, i think hes a great player...

Donte Stallworth can suck my finger, i really dont want him...

Robert Meachem will be a Titan...

:)

I think I read a quote where Reinfeldt said that he thought Horn was a good player but that they weren't actively pursuing him.

I think Willis a great player; but it would probably take a 2nd rounder & a player to get him. And as good as Willis might be, I think we have too many holes to be trading away our draft picks for a position that's not a glaring need (other than a depth need at the position behind LenDale).

I'm not a huge fan of Stallworth, but I wouldn't mind bringing him in at the right price. When he's healthy (which isn't very often), he brings a real speed element that our offense is lacking, IMO. However, I'm sure that his price-tag will be too high. Ultimately, this offseason, I think we need to bring in a vet WR AND a rookie WR.

Meachem would be a great WR to get, but with our needs on the DL and our uncertainty at CB (thanks to Pacman & our inability to get Asante/Bly/Clements), I'm leaning towards waiting a little bit on WR and taking one in the 3rd or 4th round (maybe Jason Hill, Johnnie Lee Higgins, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones, etc.).

MicktheGreat
03-07-2007, 06:53 PM
I think I read that Chris Brown signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Man...the Bills are REALLY trying to kick McGahee out the door. I hope the Titans don't make the mistake of trading picks for McGahee when we have so many holes to fill. As good as McGahee is, I'd rather let LenDale have a shot at the starting gig and maybe bring in Dominic Rhodes to take a few carries.

EDIT TO ADD: Oops...it now seems that the report of Chris Brown signing was premature, and he did NOT sign with the Bills...

Titans10
03-07-2007, 07:23 PM
Being we NEED a WR...what about Jerry Porter, he would be a big target for Vince to throw to, and he wants out of Oakland but no telling what Oakland wants in return...just an idea

smittyjs
03-07-2007, 08:25 PM
He is a punk always complainging and saying he is one of the best WR, IMO we should stay away from him.

TitanHope
03-08-2007, 07:28 PM
Grant Winstrom was just released from Seattle. I don't know much about him except that he's getting up there in age(though I don't think thats a huge deal for D-Line/O-Line players), he has a huge white boy fro in his picture on Madden, and he used to play for the Rams. Thats it...

What are your thoughts on him and if it would be a smart idea to pursue him if he's not asking for too much(which he probably is)?

Pit Bull #53
03-08-2007, 08:17 PM
I dunno about Wistrom. He hasn't been terribly productive lately, but who knows.

Adam Schefter is saying that Reuben Droughns will be released. I would love to have him in as the #2 RB, but I dunno how much money he's gonna command, or if he will be content being a backup.

MicktheGreat
03-11-2007, 10:33 AM
Well...Donte Stallworth signed with the Patriots this morning (something like 6 years for $30+ million). While I wasn't crazy about the prospect of the Titans signing Stallworth, it was clear that the Titans needed to address at least two of their needs in FA (between DE starter, DT starter, S starter, CB starter, WR starter, RB depth, & MLB depth).

They still haven't addressed ANY of those positions.

Now, it seems that the Titans will have to overpay for Kevin Curtis or settle for a lesser players...

toonsterwu
03-11-2007, 11:22 AM
I'm just curious if Antwan Odom is being completely written off. I was under the impression he was still under contract, and if so, talent wise, he's arguably as good as what was on the market this year.

There's still DT talent out there capable of coming in a being a starter for a couple years, so I wouldn't worry too much.

MLB depth can still be found, as can RB depth. S starter can come later in the draft. Even if you sign Kevin Curtis, I still think another WR is needed. CB starter is definitely a draft concern, although Finnegan looked nice last year. I think CB/WR will be at the top of the lists in the first 2 rounds for you guys, depending on the boards, of course.

MicktheGreat
03-11-2007, 12:10 PM
I'm just curious if Antwan Odom is being completely written off. I was under the impression he was still under contract, and if so, talent wise, he's arguably as good as what was on the market this year.

There's still DT talent out there capable of coming in a being a starter for a couple years, so I wouldn't worry too much.

MLB depth can still be found, as can RB depth. S starter can come later in the draft. Even if you sign Kevin Curtis, I still think another WR is needed. CB starter is definitely a draft concern, although Finnegan looked nice last year. I think CB/WR will be at the top of the lists in the first 2 rounds for you guys, depending on the boards, of course.

Odom has some talent; but he's never shown the consistency needed to be a legit starting DE in the NFL, in my opinion. Realistically, I think he's a rotation/backup player...

CB is a HUGE need--given Pacman's troubles and Reynaldo's inability as a starter. Finnegan was great last year, but he should stay in his nickel role and not have to worry about maybe being a starter. CB is one of the hardest positions for players to adjust to from college to the pros. That's why I'm REALLY hoping that they bring in at least one vet (someone who has already experienced the learning curb) who can help in the secondary.

While WR is a need, personally, I think it's more-and-more likely that they address it in the mid-rounds, choosing instead to address DE & CB in the first two rounds. Of course, if we sign CB Nick Harper (which we probably won't), then WR might be addressed earlier in the draft.

The point is that the Titans have LOTS of needs; and, despite their huge cap room, they haven't addressed a single one in FA (in fact, they appear to be sort of half-hearted in their attempts this offseason). Hopefully, they'll sign a couple of players soon, have a great draft, and maybe add a couple of June 1st cuts...

toonsterwu
03-11-2007, 12:15 PM
After years of cap issues, showing some financial discipline isn't bad. This team isn't looking short term, it's looking long term, as Vince Young is going to go through a lot more ups and downs.

Here's the issue I have with drafting WR later, and not the first two rounds. You've done that with a lot of guys (Jones, Orr, Williams, Roby), and while there always exists the potential that you will finally hit gold, you'd ideally like to provide a weapon for Vince Young who has higher upside. Givens is hurt as well, and Bennett is gone, with the TE play being inconsistent. That's not a lot of help, especially when you factor in Lendale White taking over at RB.

I don't think Odom is anything special, but I think he's about as good as the guys on the market.

MicktheGreat
03-11-2007, 04:00 PM
After years of cap issues, showing some financial discipline isn't bad. This team isn't looking short term, it's looking long term, as Vince Young is going to go through a lot more ups and downs.

Here's the issue I have with drafting WR later, and not the first two rounds. You've done that with a lot of guys (Jones, Orr, Williams, Roby), and while there always exists the potential that you will finally hit gold, you'd ideally like to provide a weapon for Vince Young who has higher upside. Givens is hurt as well, and Bennett is gone, with the TE play being inconsistent. That's not a lot of help, especially when you factor in Lendale White taking over at RB.

I don't think Odom is anything special, but I think he's about as good as the guys on the market.

I agree that the Titans do NOT want to get in the cap hell that they were in for a couple of seasons. But, again, they haven't brought in ANYBODY. There's a fine line between being frugal with your money and being stingy--right now, I'm worried that the Titans may be protecting their pockets a little too miserly.

As far as drafting a WR in the mid-rounds, this draft is much deeper at the WR position than the Jones/Roby/Williams draft a few years ago. Plus, the reason we took 3 WRs that year is because ex-GM Floyd Reese had a draft-strategy in which he would invest several picks in 1-2 positions (i.e. he did the same thing with DEs...LaBoy/Odom/Schobel). I could definitely see a decent WR with upside being available in the 3rd round this year. Hopefully, however, the Titans will sign a vet CB--which would make all of this moot and allow them to draft a WR in either round 1 or 2.

Pit Bull #53
03-11-2007, 05:34 PM
If Chow gets his way, WR will be addressed early. I wouldn't mind getting one in round 1 to be honest if the value is there.

stephenson86
03-11-2007, 07:08 PM
If Chow gets his way, WR will be addressed early. I wouldn't mind getting one in round 1 to be honest if the value is there.

meachem, i want him so badly

Pit Bull #53
03-11-2007, 07:24 PM
My 2 favorites that could be available at our pick are Bowe and Meachem, but I also like Ginn as well.

I think we will go after a WR in one of the first two rounds. I mean, Chow publicly said that we need 2 more WR's...and we didn't re-sign either Bennett or Wade. I've been thinking about this alot recently. The way I see it is, and I've said this is another thread earlier in this forum, that this teams long term future is brighter than the short term. So with that said, I'm thinking we may need to get a top flight WR to let VY grow with while he develops as a passer.

The biggest weakness on the team is defense, but I'd argue that the most important is Vince's development, and I think we need to do everything we can to get some playmakers with him. I'm kind of torn on it...I wouldn't mind if we went DL, CB, or WR early to be honest.

Bobertchin
03-12-2007, 12:25 PM
I'm not big on Ginn in our offense, though Young can hurl the ball, and Ginn would certainly be able to run over it. I suppose he would be good for loosening the defense. But I honestly prefer Meachem, who is almost as fast but bigger. He's not very physical though, so if we draft Bowe instead, who is a beast, I wouldn't be upset. In fact, his blocking would help us beyond his WR stats. He could be another Hines Ward type.

stephenson86
03-12-2007, 02:04 PM
I'm not big on Ginn in our offense, though Young can hurl the ball, and Ginn would certainly be able to run over it. I suppose he would be good for loosening the defense. But I honestly prefer Meachem, who is almost as fast but bigger. He's not very physical though, so if we draft Bowe instead, who is a beast, I wouldn't be upset. In fact, his blocking would help us beyond his WR stats. He could be another Hines Ward type.

my wish list for reciever goes
meachem
bowe
ginn
jarrett

Bigbluegiant
03-12-2007, 08:22 PM
hey guys, i was looking around nfl.com at the afc unrestricted free agents, i saw some names that i havent heard anything about sence the start of the free agency just wanted to know if u guys had heard anything about them or if they are even still free agents. Mike Doss, Cato June, and Troy Brown. they are all great players, does any one know anything about about them.

MicktheGreat
03-12-2007, 09:15 PM
hey guys, i was looking around nfl.com at the afc unrestricted free agents, i saw some names that i havent heard anything about sence the start of the free agency just wanted to know if u guys had heard anything about them or if they are even still free agents. Mike Doss, Cato June, and Troy Brown. they are all great players, does any one know anything about about them.

I haven't heard anything about Doss or June. I'm not THAT surprised with Doss because he's been pretty injury-prone. I'm surprised that there hasn't been more news about June though--he's pretty fast and a decent tackler.

I think most people are expecting Troy Brown to retire.

Also...we signed RFA LB Ryan Fowler to an offer sheet. The Cowboys have time to match the offer. And since Fowler was an undrafted FA, the Titans don't have to give up any draft picks if they sign him. If we get him, he's expected to compete with Tulloch for the MLB spot. Anybody know anything about him as a player???

Gotitansfreak10
03-12-2007, 09:46 PM
i know he's damn well attractive

Cashmoney
03-12-2007, 09:57 PM
just read on si.com that according to peter king, philly signed ryan fowler to a better offer sheet, not sure how up to date that is though considering he still had kelly washington as a free agent.

Cashmoney
03-12-2007, 10:04 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/03/11/mmqb/index.html

Its somewhere in there.

MicktheGreat
03-12-2007, 11:17 PM
just read on si.com that according to peter king, philly signed ryan fowler to a better offer sheet, not sure how up to date that is though considering he still had kelly washington as a free agent.

The article I read said that Fowler changed his mind at the last second and decided to sign with the Titans. Apparently, the Eagles & the Titans offered essentially the exact same deal; but Fowler just preferred the Titans...

Here's a link:
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070312/SPORTS01/70312050/1027

Cashmoney
03-13-2007, 12:51 AM
hey he picked us over the eagles, i like this guy a little bit more already

TitanHope
03-13-2007, 02:48 PM
hey guys, i was looking around nfl.com at the afc unrestricted free agents, i saw some names that i havent heard anything about sence the start of the free agency just wanted to know if u guys had heard anything about them or if they are even still free agents. Mike Doss, Cato June, and Troy Brown. they are all great players, does any one know anything about about them.

Mike Doss, as said before, is injury prone and is a back-up on a good defense.
Cato June is a Cover 2 linebacker who was a poor tackler last season.
Troy Brown is really old for someone at his position.


As for Ryan Fowler, I believe us and Philly gave him an offer sheet of the same contract(probably vet minimum). He chose Philly, so the Titans offered him a higher offer, so he changed his mind and chose us.

Forzy
03-13-2007, 02:58 PM
NFL.com says Julius Jones is on the trade block. I would very much like him at the Titans to form a combo with LenDale, what would it take to get him?

TitanHope
03-13-2007, 03:33 PM
I would love to have Jones, but it all depends on what the Cowboys want in return.

Also...

Titans | Curtis planning to meet with team
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:46:10 -0800

John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free agent WR Kevin Curtis (Rams) is planning to meet with the Tennessee Titans.

MicktheGreat
03-13-2007, 05:33 PM
I would love to have Jones, but it all depends on what the Cowboys want in return.

Also...

Titans | Curtis planning to meet with team
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:46:10 -0800

John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports free agent WR Kevin Curtis (Rams) is planning to meet with the Tennessee Titans.

Yeah...apparently both Kevin Curtis and Justin Gage visited with the Titans.

I'm kinda mixed on both those guys. Curtis would definitely give the Titans the speed element that they're currently lacking; however, he'll probably be pretty expensive to sign. But, of course, we definitely have the money to spend on him--it's just a question of whether or not he's worth it (or if he'll become another over-priced, under-performing vet WR that the Titans bring in...see David Givens, Yancey Thigpen, Carl Pickens, etc. etc.).

Gage has good size; however, he never really established himself in Chicago, despite the fact that he was given many chances to be their #2 WR. It's hard to tell whether his under-performance is due to poor QB play in Chicago or just a lack of talent on Gage's part. I don't know...

And I'm completely against trading for Julius Jones. In my opinion, we drafted LenDale last season to be our RB of the future and we should give him the chance to prove that he can do it. I'd rather keep the high-round pick that he'd cost (and use it on other, more pressing team needs), sign a veteran backup RB, and use a mid-to-late pick on a complimentary RB to LenDale (maybe a smaller, pass-catching RB who can play on 3rd down).

Just my 2 cents...

Pit Bull #53
03-13-2007, 06:33 PM
Nick Harper agrees to terms.

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070313/SPORTS01/70313070

Hey, nothing spectacular, but not bad either. Hopefully it's not too much money...which I don't think it will be based on Fisher and Reinfeldt's comments the past week or so. At the very least it lessens the chance of Andre Woolfolk getting on the field! LOL

PacMan_32
03-13-2007, 06:48 PM
Harper is a big upgrade to Hill so I will easily take it.


If we get curtis then this Offseason has been pretty good.

MicktheGreat
03-13-2007, 07:08 PM
Nick Harper agrees to terms.

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070313/SPORTS01/70313070

Hey, nothing spectacular, but not bad either. Hopefully it's not too much money...which I don't think it will be based on Fisher and Reinfeldt's comments the past week or so. At the very least it lessens the chance of Andre Woolfolk getting on the field! LOL

I've been a critic of the Titans' offseason thus far; but I really like this deal.

Harper's a serviceable (albeit unspectacular) #1 CB and should be a very solid #2 CB. If Pacman plays this season, then this combo should be pretty good. Also, it means we can wait until the mid-rounds to draft a CB--probably one with raw-technique but good-potential that we can "coach-up" for a couple of seasons.

Pit Bull #53
03-13-2007, 07:28 PM
DeAndre Jackson maybe...Was considered a 1st round pick prior to the season (I had him as my favorite corner coming into the season). Wasn't playing all that great to start the year, then tore his ACL, and his stock has dropped quite a bit. He has good size and athleticism.

MicktheGreat
03-15-2007, 03:39 PM
I heard that Kevin Curtis reportedly signed a 6-year-deal with the Eagles. I think Curtis would've been a good addition to our team, but I'm sure that he's getting WAY too much money from the Eagles...

What WRs are left in FA??? I know that Gage is still floating around out there, and he's visited with the Titans.

I was hoping that we'd sign a veteran WR and draft one as well. If we sign another big, possession-type WR like Gage, I'll be interested to see if we target a speedster in the 1st round (maybe Ginn or Meachem).

Pit Bull #53
03-15-2007, 03:48 PM
Yup, there's not much left at all in the FA WR group. Antonio Bryant, don't think we'll go after him with his character questions though. After that, the only guys worth a damn are RFA's.

We really need to get one in the draft (which is bad because we also need to get a DE, DT, and maybe even a S or CB).

I still love Meachem and Bowe above all the others at our pick. On that subject, here is an in-depth article on Meachem for those who don't know much about him. It details one reason I like him so much, he's not gonna be a headcase or have a character problem or disrupt team chemistry. He's a different kind of cat, but he's so humble, soft-spoken, and respectful that I could never see him causing a rift between teammates. Like the article says, some people hear his interviews and question his demeanor, but that's just how he carries himself. When he gets on the field, he has some fire to him. Anyway, here's the article

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft07/news/story?id=2796214&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1

MicktheGreat
03-15-2007, 03:59 PM
Yup, there's not much left at all in the FA WR group. Antonio Bryant, don't think we'll go after him with his character questions though. After that, the only guys worth a damn are RFA's.

We really need to get one in the draft (which is bad because we also need to get a DE, DT, and maybe even a S or CB).

I still love Meachem and Bowe above all the others at our pick. On that subject, here is an in-depth article on Meachem for those who don't know much about him. It details one reason I like him so much, he's not gonna be a headcase or have a character problem or disrupt team chemistry. He's a different kind of cat, but he's so humble, soft-spoken, and respectful that I could never see him causing a rift between teammates. Like the article says, some people hear his interviews and question his demeanor, but that's just how he carries himself. When he gets on the field, he has some fire to him. Anyway, here's the article

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft07/news/story?id=2796214&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1
Yeah...if the Titans go with WR in the 1st, I'd like to see them go with either Bowe or Meachem--but for different reasons.

I like Meachem's speed and think that it would add another dimension to the Titans' offense. However, I love Bowe's style of play (a tough WR who's also a great blocker--sorta like Hines Ward) and think he'll ultimately end up being the best WR in this draft not named Calvin Johnson.

Really...I'd be happy with either of them catching VY's passes...

Pit Bull #53
03-15-2007, 04:39 PM
I go back and forth alot on what I think our biggest draft need is, and as of this moment, I think WR is it. I've been on the DL bandwagon for a long time, but when I try to think about it realistically, I think we need to get a legit young weapon for Vince to grow with. We can keep putting it off, but I think it will be of benefit to get one early in VY's career.

I don't see us as contenders next year (if I had to put money on a record I'd say anything from 6-10 to 9-7), so I think the main objective should be to ease Vince's development as a passer, and I think the earlier we do it the better

smittyjs
03-15-2007, 05:02 PM
I'll update the first post also

Players released/ signed with another team
Drew Bennett (http://www.stlouisrams.com/article/60773/) Rams
Robaire Smith (http://http://www.titansradio.com/cgi-bin/blurb_view.cgi?blurb=news649970) Brown
Bobby Wade (http://www.vikings.com/news_detail_objectname_WadeRelease3607.html) Vikings
Travis Henry (http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=334&storyID=6610) Broncos
Erron Kinney (http://http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642) FA
Zach Piller (http://http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4634) FA

Players resigned/ Signed from another team as a UFA/ signed as RFA/ERFA
Kerry Collins (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4646)
LeVar Woods
Seth Wade (http://http://www.titansonline.com/team/players/bio.php?PRKey=373)
Nick Harper (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4665) Colts
Jacob Bell (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642) (RFA)
Randy Starks (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/6830/) (RFA)
Eugene Amano (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642) (RFA)
Robert Reynolds (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6924) (RFA)
Ben Hartsocks (http://www.titansonline.com/news/titans_news_detail.php?PRKey=4642)(RFA)
Ryan Fowler (http://http://www.titansradio.com/cgi-bin/blurb_view.cgi?blurb=news650030) (RFA) Cowboys
Tony Brown (http://http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/552946) (ERFA)
Marcus White (http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/553421)(ERFA)
Casey Cramer (http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/492916) (ERFA)

Cashmoney
03-16-2007, 08:00 PM
how would you guys feel about the titans pursuing julius jones as long as they didnt give up too much for him? i read in the nashville city paper that the titans had an interest in him.

MicktheGreat
03-16-2007, 09:25 PM
The Titans have signed WR Justin Gage. I think most everybody was expecting this, following the Curtis signing in Philly...

LINK:
http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070316/SPORTS01/70316076/1027

Also...the Cowboys notified the league that they will not match our offer for MLB Ryan Fowler--which means that he's officially with the Titans now...

TitanHope
03-22-2007, 02:02 AM
http://www.titansonline.com/news/newsmain_detail.php?PRKey=4671

Titans signed FS Bryan Scott, unrestricted free agents from the Saints. Reinfeldt says its for depth though...I hope he's lying. Either way, nice pick up.

"A four-year veteran, Scott (6-1, 219) has recorded 230 tackles, four interceptions and 3.5 sacks in 56 career games, including 36 starts and two postseason starts. Scott joined New Orleans last year in an offseason trade from the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent the first three years of his career. His best statistical season came in 2004 when he recorded 85 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception in 16 starts for Atlanta.

Scott was a second round selection (55th overall) by the Falcons in the 2003 NFL Draft. He was a three-year starter for Penn State, totaling 202 tackles, five interceptions and 22 passes defensed during his college career. He saw time as a starter at both safety (2002) and cornerback (2000-01). A native of Warrington, Pa., Scott was Pennsylvania Player of the Year at Central Bucks High School."

Cashmoney
03-23-2007, 04:30 PM
what do you guys think of the titans going after Domanick Williams cause the texans just released him. since we need a running back and theyve witnessed him tear them up in person, he might be someone to keep an eye on. oh and in case someone didnt know, domanick williams is the artist formerly know as domanick davis.

MicktheGreat
03-23-2007, 05:22 PM
what do you guys think of the titans going after Domanick Williams cause the texans just released him. since we need a running back and theyve witnessed him tear them up in person, he might be someone to keep an eye on. oh and in case someone didnt know, domanick williams is the artist formerly know as domanick davis.

IF Williams is healthy (a very big "if"), then I think he'd be a great compliment to LenDale in the backfield with his pass-catching ability. Considering Williams' extensive injury history, I think the ideal situation would be giving Williams 5-6 carries a game and having him in on 3rd-down/passing situations.

TitanAddict
03-25-2007, 08:44 PM
I agree. I think Domanick Williams would be a great fit as a complement to LenDale. As long as he costs less than a million per year, I'd love to give him, say, a 2-year, 1.5 million dollar contract. If he shakes the injury bug, then what a steal...

Pit Bull #53
03-25-2007, 11:27 PM
Williams' knee is a huge problem

MicktheGreat
03-25-2007, 11:35 PM
Williams' knee is a huge problem

Dominick Davis' knee was a huge problem.
Dominick Williams' knee should be fine...

Maybe the name change brought Dominick super-human-healing powers or something...who knows???

TitanAddict
03-26-2007, 09:49 AM
Maybe if he changes teams, he'll change his name from Domanick Williams to simply a logo of some sort. Maybe -+$+- ... If Prince can do it ... or, maybe he'll simply be referred to as "The Running Back."

Pit Bull #53
03-30-2007, 01:26 PM
Chris Brown expected to sign with either Buffalo of Tennessee soon. Per Sirius.

smittyjs
03-30-2007, 11:39 PM
Since CB is one of my favorite players, i would love to see him remain with the Titans.

Bobertchin
03-31-2007, 01:28 PM
I really like the idea of having Brown back. He's a perfect 3rd down back. He's a great blocker (remember the game winning block in the Texans game last year?). He's great at draw plays and screens too. I think he would scare a defense on third down. On first and second, I'd want White in there, but Brown could spell him here and there.

MicktheGreat
04-01-2007, 01:48 PM
The Tennessean (more precisely, Scouts Inc.) said in today's paper that Corey Dillon is scheduled to meet with the Titans sometime this upcoming week.

It looks like the Titans are very serious about getting a veteran RB on roster soon (whether it be Chris Brown, Corey Dillon, or Michael Turner). From a draft standpoint, I think adding one of those vets would be a good move--allowing the Titans the luxury of waiting until the late rounds to draft a RB (or even sign a undrafted rookie RB after the draft).

HorusKing
04-05-2007, 10:36 AM
I think Corey Dillion is the best option for 1 season or 2. Then the Titans can attack major areas on that defense & offense. Lendale Get your ass in shape fast.