The Tennessee Titans made a sizable addition — literally — to their defensive line Monday.
The team announced it has agreed to terms with 6-foot-8, 315-pound free agent defensive end Ropati Pitoitua, a four-year veteran who has played for Kansas City and the New York Jets.
He is the second free agent addition to the defensive line this offseason. He and the first, defensive tackle Sammie Hill (6-ffot-4, 329 pounds), are now the two biggest defensive linemen on the team.
“Ropati gives us the big body we were looking for at the defensive end position. He has played a number of games and been productive,” general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement. “He should be an asset for us in the run game at end and also could give us flexibility on game days with the ability to kick inside for some snaps.”
Pitoitua played 15 games and started 10 last season for Kansas City. He led all Chiefs’ defensive linemen with 32 tackles, added two sacks and forced one fumble.
He entered the NFL with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State. He played 22 games over three seasons with New York but missed all of 2010 with an Achilles injury.