4 Veteran Free Agents the Tennessee Titans Should Bring in for Training Camp
Training camp is the time of year when NFL teams are focused on competition within their respective rosters rather than with opposing teams.
If coach Mike Munchak has learned anything from working under Jeff Fisher, it's that nothing brings out the best in a player than competing for a starting spot—or, more importantly, a roster spot.
The Titans roster appears to be set for the most part, but there are still a few positions that could use some added experience and depth.
1. Drew Coleman
As you all know, Cortland Finnegan is no longer a fixture of the Tennessee Titans defense, creating an opening in the team's nickel package defense.
The clear starters at corner appear to be Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner, while second-year man Tommie Campbell appears to be option No. 1 as the nickelback.
After the already inexperienced Campbell is Chris Hawkins (one year of experience), Coty Sensabaugh (rookie), Ryan Mouton (two career starts) and Terrance Wheatley (appearance in one game).
With the ever-growing importance of nickel and dime package defenses, having a proven veteran like Drew Coleman on the roster could pay significant dividends.
2. Andre Carter
The Titans have answered questions about how to solve the team's pass-rushing woes with the signing of Kamerion Wimbley and drafting Scott Solomon in the seventh round.
Andre Carter racked up 10 sacks in 14 games last season and would be a quality option to be a pass-rushing specialist.
Dave Ball has been a solid rotational player, but concussion issues should be a major concern. Ball considered retirement after suffering his third concussion in two seasons.
As a result, Ball is expected to go from playing about 50 snaps per game to around 35 snaps.
3. Cedric Benson
Chris Johnson has been getting nothing but rave reviews for his offseason work ethic. He has been with the team through OTAs and has managed to pack on eight to nine pounds of muscle to his frame.
However, Johnson is still not the greatest option in short yardage situations. Jamie Harper was drafted for the purpose of helping to remedy the situation, but he runs with more finesse than power.
Cedric Benson is likely done being a feature back in the league, but he still has the straight-line power and speed to pick up first downs and touchdowns from two yards out.
4. Melvin Bullitt
Defensive back inexperience runs rampant on the 2012 version of the Tennessee Titans. The only experience is from Al Afalava, who has not seen significant playing time since 2009.
Melvin Bullitt has proven capable of filling in on the fly by taking over for the oft-injured Bob Sanders on many occasions during hist time with the Indianapolis Colts.
Bullitt isn't the best in coverage, but he would be a quality backup for Jordan Babineaux at strong safety.
At free safety, the team appears to be comfortable with rookie Markelle Martin.
With the free agent market just about depleted, the rest of the Titans roster seems to be set. All that is left to figure out is the depth chart.
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