It's been all quiet on the Torry Holt front because the recently cut WR is out of the country on vacation. As such, it may be as long as a few more days until things really start heating up and a decision is made on where he'll end-up. The Titans are still expected to pursue Holt as long as the price is reasonable.
For those who are hoping the Titans sign Holt, it's a real blessing that he was released so far into the free agency period. There are far fewer suitors now than there would have been just a few weeks ago. Keep in mind though, that even as Holt's production has declined, he's still 3 years younger than Terrell Owens and has more catches over the last 3 years... plus Holt isn't a disaster in the locker room.
Paul Kuharsky delivers a little EPSN synergy by bringing us the not-overly-impressive Scouts Inc. report on Jerrett Bush, the RFA the Titans signed to an offer sheet with the hopes of replacing Chris Carr:
Bush is coming off his third season in the league and is used primarily as a contributor on special teams. He is a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. However, he tends to play high and doesn't have great burst to plant and close in the open field. He lacks great lateral agility, quickness and burst in man coverage. He is at his best when he can get a jam on his opponent in combination man schemes. Bush also doesn't have great recovery speed on the deep ball if he gets out of position. He has good tackling skills as a run-support player and understands leverage and lanes on special teams units. He has tools to develop, but is likely to stay in a backup role.
Also not looking to great for us, this forum and tons of posts out there along these lines and this one... it looks like the best case scenario is that just Packers fans with internet access hate Jarrett Bush, but he sure doesn't have many defenders up there.
Don Banks has a new mock draft, but he has us taking an increasingly familiar name to those who follow these things:
30: DE Robert Ayers, Tennessee
With the Titans having swapped Albert Haynesworth for Jovan Haye at the defensive tackle position in free agency, I'm sticking with Tennessee taking the ex-Volunteer Ayers and beefing up its rotation at defensive end. Georgia Tech's Michael Johnson and LSU's are the other two defensive ends who could sneak into the bottom of the first round.
Every fan who gets upset that their team doesn't take the Redskins approach to free agency should read this article.
The feud between Cutler and new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels melted-down even further this weekend, to the point that Cutler has backed-out of attending the OTAs that begin today and is demanding a trade. I know the price will be high, but I'm willing to offer up and arm if someone else can throw-in a leg to get him here...
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