Friday, February 21, 2014
Indications on who Titans want to keep
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We've awaited indications about the Tennessee Titans' interest level in some of their unrestricted free agents to-be.
Via Jim Wyatt we get the first signals about what Tennessee would like to do.
They are talking to Alterraun Verner, who may prove too expensive.
The Titans also have talked with the agents for safety Bernard Pollard and defensive end Ropati Pitoitua, who are scheduled to become free agents.
Indications are the Titans have either talked with or plan to talk with the agents for running back Jackie Battle, wide receivers Damian Williams and Marc Mariani, return man Leon Washington and offensive lineman Chris Spencer as well.
“A lot of those guys have had a positive impact on our team, so we're going to try and keep as many of those guys as we can,” (Ruston) Webster said.
Now we don't know if they are hell-bent on re-signing some of those guys or if their contact is more on a check-in level.
Ranking the guys from that group, Pollard is most important and Pitoitua is probably second. I'd put Washington third, and Williams fourth.
Defensive tackle Antonio Johnson is also a player they will consider bringing back.
Not on Wyatt's list of guys coming free who the Titans will talk to, at least at this point: Receiver Kenny Britt (no surprise at all), interior offensive lineman Rob Turner, receiver Kevin Walter and offensive tackle Michael Otto.