Friday, March 19, 2010
Titans address biggest needs
By Paul Kuharsky
The Titans deserve a bit of credit for their work in free agency.
Defensive end, cornerback and linebacker were their major needs as the offseason commenced.
Now that the Eagles have declined to match Tennessee's one-year, $1 million offer sheet to Jason Babin, the Titans have added a veteran at each spot, easing the pressure on them to draft home runs at all three.
Babin, a journeyman defensive end, joins corner Rod Hood, who was with the team at the end of last season and linebacker Will Witherspoon. Only Witherspoon is in line to start, but Babin and Hood should prove serviceable if the Titans have a handle on what they’ve brought in and don’t find rookies who can go form Day One.
Here’s Mike Reinfeldt on Babin from the team’s press release:
“We’re happy our deal with Jason worked out. He’s a high-energy player and a good pass rusher, and he fits what we do very well. He has all offseason to come in and work with Coach Washburn and become a part of our rotation at defensive end.”
Here’s our previous take on Babin.