The Titans announced five signings, which includes bringing on former Redskins defensive end Brian Orakpo. The Titans also made official the signings of outside linebacker Derrick Morgan, tight end Anthony Fasano, kicker Ryan Succop and defensive end Karl Klug. Earlier Friday, FOX Sports 1 reported that Orakpo agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Titans. Orakpo was the 13th overall pick in the 2009 draft and made Pro Bowls in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Morgan re-signed with the Titans on a four-year, $30 million deal, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The Titans took him 16th overall in the 2010 draft. Fasano caught 25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns with the Chiefs a year ago. After five years with the Chiefs, Succop hit 19 of 22 on field goals and a perfect 27 of 27 on extra points in his first year with the Titans in 2014. Klug, a fifth-round pick in 2011, re-signed with the Titans to a long-term deal. In four seasons with Tennessee, he's recorded 101 tackles, 14.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
The Titans have agreed to re-sign outside linebacker Derrick Morgan, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Morgan's deal is for four years, $30 million. Morgan's contract will pay him $10.5 million guaranteed, according to FOX Sports. Morgan has spent his entire career with the Titans since being selected 16th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Morgan totaled a career-best 63 tackles and tied a career-high with 6 1/2 sacks in 2014. He has accumulated 191 tackles and 23 sacks in five NFL seasons.
Former Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan remains on his visit to the Falcons on Wednesday, while former Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn is on his way to visit the team, reports ESPN.com. Atlanta needs to land at least one of the two to bolster its toothless pass rush, the website said. Morgan, who played college football in Atlanta at Georgia Tech, has 19 sacks over his last three seasons. Clayborn missed most of last season with a biceps injury but registered 5.5 sacks in 2013 and 7.5 sacks as a rookie in 2011.
The Titans are interested in upgrading their entire defense, it looks like. According to The Tennessean, the Titans have expressed interest in bringing in free agents safety Devin McCourty, outside linebacker Jason Worilds and cornerback Cary Williams. McCourty is the top free agent safety in this year's group, though the Eagles and Giants are looking like the top bidders for his services. Worilds is comfortable with associate head coach Dick LeBeau as he played under him in Pittsburgh. He would likely mesh well into what the Titans are looking to do on that side of the ball. Williams has familiarity with the Titans as they selected him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. Williams is also reportedly receiving interest from the Seahawks, Jets and Ravens. The Titans are also hopeful of bringing back outside linebacker Derrick Morgan with a new deal.
Titans general manager Ruston Webster indicated Thursday that the team told impending free-agent linebacker Derrick Morgan that the team wants him back in 2015, ESPN.com reports. Morgan, who was selected 16th overall by the Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft, started all 16 games in 2014 for just the second time in five years during his tenure in Tennessee. He matched a career high by racking up 6 1/2 sacks and set new career highs with 43 tackles and seven passes defensed.