The first week of free agency came and went without the bang of a signing many had come to expect leading up to the date. Still, the team has acquired five players to various levels of praise and chagrin.
Dexter McCluster, Al Woods, Charlie Whitehurst, Wesley Woodyard and Michael Oher may not be household names, but they will serve a purpose under the new regime's tutelage.
The signing of McCluster should help to resolve the team's kick/punt woes on special teams, as well as provide a receiving threat out of the backfield after the expected release or trading of Chris Johnson.
Woods gives the team some much needed size and 3-4 experience on the defensive line. He's capable of playing at nose tackle or end, giving the team several options come gamedays.
Woodyard's signing is one that brings in experience, leadership and fills a need at inside linebacker. The Whitehurst and Oher signings involve quite a bit more risk than the former, but both talents will have their opportunities to show their worth.
The Titans entered free agency in need of help at inside linebacker, running back, right tackle, defensive lineman, edge rusher and receiver depth. The four signings to date didn't quite knock a lot of the team's needs off the list but should provide insurance.
The market has gone pretty bare after several of the Titans' top targets have been poached by other franchises. There are still some players of value that can come in and help the Titans better adjust to their new scheme, and some of them have already been in for a visit.