Titans sign Witherspoon to three-year deal

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 3:17pm

After letting defensive end Jason Babin leave town without a contract offer, it appears the Tennessee Titans are much more serious about linebacker Will Witherspoon, who is visiting today.

A league source close to Witherspoon’s current team, the Philadelphia Eagles, indicated that the Titans appear to have major interest in signing the 29-year-old linebacker, who split his time last year between the Eagles and St. Louis Rams.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, Witherspoon was still in Nashville.

Witherspoon finished last season with 92 tackles, and could join a Titans team that is short-handed at the position with Keith Bulluck injured and heading into free agency and David Thornton coming off pectoral surgery and also having been bothered by hip problems.

VY to be richer guy

As expected, Vince Young will become $4.25 million richer on Wednesday, as his roster bonus is due.

Coach Jeff Fisher indicated at the NFL Combine at the end of February that the Titans were prepared to pay the bonus due Young, who regained his starting quarterback position after six games last season.

By paying the bonus, it means Young will count $14.2 million on the books this season, but that point is somewhat moot because 2010 is now an uncapped season.

Young has two years remaining on his contract.


3 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 3/9/10 at 3:06

Now, what base does he play....?

By: TitansFan035 on 3/9/10 at 3:09

I think he may be a bullpen reliever or something like that.. Or batboy!

By: TITAN1 on 3/10/10 at 5:51

035, you just proved my point about you. You whine no matter what they do. Please stay in school. I will now ignore your childish comments.