With the doldrums of the offseason fully upon us and the typical Tennessee Titans' slow-but-steady approach to free agency, there's not a lot to talk about during this time of year.
Of course, when we get bored, turning to the practice of speculation is one way that we can cope with the NFL offseason. Just a week or so ago, Andrew speculated that the Titans should bring in vet Will Witherspoon and lo and behold, not only did Will visit, but he also signed on the dotted line days later.
Continuing our "speculative approach" to coping with the dull of the offseason, let's throw out another newly-released former starter who could also emerge as a possibility for the Titans: Former Chicago Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher.
Prior to 2010, securing the services of skilled playmakers on the offensive side of the football has often been a primary offseason goal for the Tennessee Titans.
2008 ushered in the speedy Chris Johnson, who has since went on to become arguably the league's best running back. Last offseason, free agent Nate Washington and 1st round draft pick Kenny Britt satisfied the Titans' craving for playmakers.
Contrary to the recent past, this offseason, much of the focus has been on replenishing the talent on a defense that struggled mightily in '09. As for the offense, based on last year's successes, the team appears to be more than content with maintaining the status quo.
Seeking a veteran presence at the cornerback position, the Tennessee Titans didn't look too far to find one.
Yesterday, they re-signed Rod Hood, the off-the-scrap-heap mid-season acquisition from 2009 who went from being a constant playmaker to MIA status towards the end of last year.
Widely regarded as this April's upcoming draft's #1 CB prospect, Florida's Joe Haden was touted as a surefire Top 10 selection. A well-rounded corner with good size (5'11" 190 lbs), Haden was expected to be long gone by the time the Tennessee Titans were on the clock midway through the first round.
Then, the NFL Combine happened. Haden's pedestrian 4.6, 40-yard dash time raised plenty of eyebrows and caused many to wonder if he cost himself a spot in the top-ten with his less-than-stellar performance.
Considering the Titans' possible need at the CB position, things could get pretty interesting if Haden is still available at pick #16 next month.