Thursday, March 7, 2013
Titans won't chase Mike Wallace
By Paul Kuharsky
Let’s not go so far to rate wide receiver as a non-need for the Tennessee Titans.
Kenny Britt is heading into the final year of his initial contract and hasn’t shown he can be counted on. Nate Washington is going to be 30 this season and has cap numbers of $5.1 million this season and $4.8 million in 2014. They just spent a first-round pick on Kendall Wright.
But the Titans are in a do-or-die mode for this fall, and they have plenty of other areas they have to deal with.
Here at the AFC South blog we’re not putting stock into Sport Illustrated’s Peter King's mention of the Titans as a dark horse contender for Mike Wallace, the explosive receiver from Pittsburgh who is about to be a free agent.
I don’t think they should pursue him. I don’t believe they will pursue him.
Costly, high-profile, free-agent receivers are risky business in the NFL.
We hit this theme often: There aren’t many who have fared better for their second team than their first. Plaxico Burress helped the Giants win a Super Bowl. Vincent Jackson did awfully well in his first year in Tampa Bay. The list isn’t big after that.
Tennessee is talking about finding shorter, easier throws for Jake Locker to make, and a deep-threat wideout like Wallace doesn't fit with that at all.
The Titans should be active in free agency. I'm confident Wallace isn’t on the list of people they are prioritizing.