At a moment when teams around the league are stocking their roster with rookies, the Titans have added a veteran safety to the mix.
The Titans announced they have signed Kendrick Lewis, who took part in the team’s recent minicamp on a tryout basis, to a deal for the 2018 season. Safety Denzel Johnson has been dropped from the roster in a corresponding move.
Lewis was a fifth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2010 and spent four seasons in Kansas City before moving on to Houston in 2014. He spent the next two seasons with the Ravens and has been out of the league since they released him last year. He’s made 81 career starts and has 323 tackles, nine interceptions and seven forced fumbles.
The Titans have Kevin Byard and Jonathan Cyprien back from last season, but Da’Norris Searcy‘s departure has left an opening in the reserve ranks that Lewis will try to fill.
It’s best he’s back in the locker room, he’s back around us, Crawford told the Morning News. I think it will be good for him and good for us. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the Morning News on Wednesday, First and foremost, we’re more concerned with Randy fixing himself off the field. I applaud him. I think he’s worked hard to get to this point that he can apply for reinstatement. By no stretch are we just saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to bank on that. ‘ We’re still thinking about him and hoping he gets everything done the right way off the field.
Appearing on PFT Live, G.M. Dave Caldwell explained that Jackson, whom Caldwell and executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin praised before the draft, wasn’t in the mix for the pick that ultimately became defensive tackle Taven Bryan.
“He was not at the time,” Caldwell said. “We did think very highly as him as a player. With his ability to create and create plays with his feet. We felt like that he was going to eventually be a player — that he could develop into a player that you can win with. That wasn’t the situation that we had for us with the pick at 29. We had some guys that we really coveted that we felt could come in and help us right away this year.”