The Tennessee Titans continued to bolster their depth Wednesday with the addition of two veteran free agents — one on offense, one on defense.
Linebacker Greg Jones was a prolific college player at Michigan State whose professional career got off to a good start.
He was the New York Giants’ leader in playoff special teams tackles as a rookie in 2011 but was cut prior to the start of last season and played the final six games with Jacksonville.
In college, he averaged nine tackles per game and was a two-time first-team All-American in four seasons.
The Giants drafted him in the sixth round (185th overall) in 2011, the same year the Titans took Akeem Ayers (second round) and Colin McCarthy (fourth round).
At 6-foot, 242 pounds, Jones is a middle linebacker who is expected to provide depth behind, if not competition for McCarthy, the starter who missed most of last season with injuries.
Running back Alvester Alexander also agreed to a deal.
He actually spent the final week of the 2012 season on Tennessee’s practice squad. His return came a week after the Titans signed Jalen Parmele and released Jamie Harper.
Alexander, 22, is the youngest of the six running backs currently on the roster. Before he joined the Titans’ practice squad the undrafted rookie out of Wyoming spent the majority of 2012 on Indianapolis’ practice squad.
To make room on the roster, Tennessee released undrafted rookies Stefphon Jefferson, a running back, and Matt Sewell, a tackle out of Canada.