Saturday, April 24, 2010
Titans get little for White, Vickerson
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Seattle Seahawks just got a running back who has had a 15-touchdown season and a big defensive tackle who can be part of a rotation.
And the Titans gave them LenDale White and Kevin Vickerson for very little.
The Titans moved up from 111th in the fourth round to 104th and also swapped sixth-rounders, moving up to 176th from 185th in the sixth round.
They spent 104 on UCLA cornerback Alterraun Verner.
So they gained seven spots in the fourth, nine spots in the sixth in exchange for two veterans.
That doesn’t amount to enough for me, even as White and Vickerson are only under contract for one more year after signing RFA tenders. Both are represented by Drew Rosenhaus.
But I guess you take what you can get.
I know a lot of people weren’t fans of White, and he could be a difficult guy to get a read on. I always thought of him as Anakin Skywalker -- I could see the good in him.
But after playing the role of a good soldier last year, odds are he was going to head for the dark side in another year with very limited touches playing behind Chris Johnson.
I didn’t think he had much trade value, and the Titans certainly didn’t get much out of dealing him. They are thinking addition by subtraction.