Yesterday, Andrew speculated about it, and now it’s officially happened: the Titans signed free agent linebacker Will Witherspoon. Per the Tennessean, it’s a three year deal for $11 million, with $5 million of that guaranteed. That’s a little bit longer and larger of a deal than I was expecting, but not out of line for a starting linebacker. And, make no bones about it, you can pretty much fill Witherspoon name in pen at the weakside outside linebacker spot that had been occupied by Keith Bulluck for the previous 8 seasons.
For more on the linebackers, check out our offseason positional analyses of the outside linebackers and middle linebackers. Between Witherspoon, Tulloch, McRath, and Thornton, the Titans should now be set at starters at the position for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. This also means the Titans don’t have to address the position early in the draft, so continue your speculation as to which defensive end or corner you think the Titans are most likely to pick.
What do you think of the Witherspoon signing? Happy to see them address OLB in free agency? Sad it increases the chance Keith Bulluck won’t be back?