Monday, March 24, 2014
As expected, no compensatories for Titans
By Paul Kuharsky
The Titans have traditionally not been especially active in free agency.
So even without a compensatory pick as the result of free agent losses from 2013, they still rank as one of the top teams in overall compensatory gains in the system.
From 1994 through 2014, the Oilers/Titans have been awarded 30 picks, tied for the third-most in the NFL.
The NFL awards an extra round worth of compensatory picks each spring based on a formula that measures free-agent gains and losses from the previous season.
The Titans were big shoppers last season, bringing in 12 free agents in the spring and summer headlined by guard Andy Levitre, tight end Delanie Walker, defensive tackle Sammie Hill and safeties George Wilson and Bernard Pollard.
Their losses were minimal beyond tight end Jared Cook (St. Louis) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (Jacksonville).
Tennessee didn't expect a pick in this year's compensatory selections and the formula did what the Titans expected. Houston got three, but Jacksonville and Indianapolis also got none in the AFC South.