Scouts Inc. not real high on Bush
If the Green Bay Packers don't match the offer sheet the Titans signed restricted free-agent cornerback Jarrett Bush to on Friday, Chris Carr will lose a bit of leverage. Terms are unknown, but the deal is for three years.
Tennessee has only three experienced cornerbacks under contract if you count nickelback Vincent Fuller, who's technically a safety. Beyond starters Cortland Finnegan, Nick Harper and Fuller, there is Cary Williams, a seventh-round pick out of Washburn last year who was on the practice squad for 13 games in 2008 before playing in a game. He finished the season on IR.
Carr had two starts last year when the Titans were banged up at corner, but is primarily a return man. He ranked fourth in kickoff returns and 12th in punt returns in the NFL in 2008. Bush didn't field a kick or punt last year in Green Bay.
Here's what Scouts Inc. has to say about Bush:
Bush is coming off his third season in the league and is used primarily as a contributor on special teams. He is a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. However, he tends to play high and doesn't have great burst to plant and close in the open field. He lacks great lateral agility, quickness and burst in man coverage. He is at his best when he can get a jam on his opponent in combination man schemes. Bush also doesn't have great recovery speed on the deep ball if he gets out of position. He has good tackling skills as a run-support player and understands leverage and lanes on special teams units. He has tools to develop, but is likely to stay in a backup role.