Titans Want DE Who's 'Special' -- Tennessee Will Use Draft, Free Agency

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Titans Want DE Who's 'Special' -- Tennessee Will Use Draft, Free Agency


From Our Press Services, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)


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INDIANAPOLIS - Titans General Manager Ruston Webster made no secret Thursday about what his team is looking for in free agency and the NFL Draft.

At the NFL Combine on Thursday, Webster noted that following a season when the Titans finished next-to-last in the league in sacks, they need a "special player" at defensive end.

"A special player like, say, when the Titans drafted Jevon Kearse," Webster said of the 1999 draft. "He was a special player. He changed things. When I was in Tampa Bay, we had Simeon Rice and Warren Sapp; they made everybody else around them better. Those types of special rushers really can affect your defense."

The top veteran defensive ends expected to be available include Mario Williams (Texans), Cliff Avril (Lions) and Robert Mathis (Colts). All three are scheduled to become free agents on March 13.

Melvin Ingram (South Carolina), Quinton Coples (North Carolina), Andre Branch (Clemson) and Whitney Mercilus (Illinois) are the top defensive ends in the draft, which begins April 26.

For now, the draft is Webster's focus. The Titans have the 20th overall pick.

"Those special guys usually don't get to the free agent market. Typically, that doesn't happen," Webster said. "You have to look for those guys in the draft, and I think they're all along the draft, top to bottom. I think it's a really good crop."

In other developments

Colts GM says no decisions on Manning, Luck: Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson says the team isn't ready to make a decision on quarterbacks Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck.

"Peyton has to be healthy," Grigson said Thursday at the scouting combine. "But right now ... we just have no choice but to be patient, and (perhaps) all you will be the same."

Manning, who's had multiple surgeries over the past year, is due a $28 million bonus if he remains with the Colts on March 8. …

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