Titans reach contract terms with rookie safety Johnson

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 8:24pm
Staff reports

The Tennessee Titans returned to more traditional business matters on Tuesday, one day after they filed a lawsuit against USC and its football coach Lane Kiffin.

Five days before the start of training camp the Titans agreed to contract terms with safety Robert Johnson, a fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Utah and the second of three defensive backs taken by the team in the April draft.

The deal brought to seven the number of 2010 draft picks under contract. Only first-round choice Derrick Morgan and wide receiver Damian Williams, the first of two third-round selections, have not yet come to terms.

To make room on the active roster for Johnson, free agent rookie wide receiver Mico McSwain, out of North Alabama, was waived.

Johnson played three seasons at Utah after having spent his freshman season L.A. Southwest College. He had 13 career interceptions with the Utes, including six in 2009 when he was a first-team Al-Mountain West selection.

Titans’ players are scheduled to report for training camp Friday and are set to practice for the first time Saturday.