Days after bypassing a defensive end in the early-rounds of the NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans are meeting with four-time Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham over the next two days, according to reports. Abraham, 34, has not shown signs of slowing down. Last season, he led the Falcons with 10.0 sacks and added 38 quarterback hurries. Abraham was released in March in a cost-cutting move.
Heading into the offseason, the Tennessee Titans must address needs at safety, guard, center and defensive end. TE Jared Cook and K Rob Bironas, two prominent veterans, are the Titans' top two priorities among their own free agents.
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright is inactive for the first time in his NFL career. RT Byron Stingily will start in place of RT Mike Otto, who is out with an illness. LB Colin McCarthy will miss his fourth straight game.
When the Tennessee Titans travel to Green Bay to face the Packers on Sunday, the secondary will look to contain Packers WR Randall Cobb. With Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson battling injuries, the second-year wideout has flourished in recent weeks.
The Tennessee Titans look to snap a season-high three game losing streak when they host the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. With a win the Titans can spoil the Jets' playoff hopes. Tennessee has won three straight on Monday Night Football dating back to 2008.
When the Tennessee Titans host the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, Jake Locker will be cognizant of Jets CB Antonio Cromartie. The rangy defensive back has arguably been one of the top corners in the league in 2012. In other Titans news, Chris Johnson returned practice despite sore ankle, and LB Colin McCarthy is expected to miss another week.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak and New York Jets coach Rex Ryan met several times in the playoffs when Ryan served as a defensive assistant in Baltimore. On Monday, they'll face each other for the first time as head coaches. Though their temperament is different, both coaches exhibit their intensity in a different manner.