Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Titans have talked to Chris Myers
By Paul Kuharsky
The Tennessee Titans have talked to center Chris Myers about jumping from Houston as a free agent, I just confirmed.
He’d be a great get for Tennessee and a terrible loss for Houston, which would make signing him a double win for the Titans.
The Titans’ early moves in free agency indicate a change of heart about the interior offensive line, which coach Mike Munchak, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman, has steadfastly defended at times.
Left guard Leroy Harris and center Eugene Amano were not consistently strong run blockers in 2011. Right guard Jake Scott has reached free agency and the team has expressed no interest in him returning.
The Titans hosted former Seahawk and Viking guard Steve Hutchinson today and spoke with Myers. Hutchinson remained in Nashville overnight into Wednesday.
The team needs one quality player to replace Scott, and it could be either since Amano can play guard or center. If they got both veteran outsiders, it would make for quite a quality interior revamp.
The conversations send a great signal to Peyton Manning.
The Titans gave up just 24 sacks last year. With Hutchinson and/or Myers, the pass protection would likely be even better.
Houston, meanwhile, cannot afford to lose Myers. It cut right tackle Eric Winston yesterday. And in addition to Myers, right guard Mike Brisiel is now a free agent.