Drew Bennett is headed to Cleveland for his first audition with a team since being cut by the Rams several months ago. Early on there was speculation that Bennett may get a chance with the Titans (which would reunite him with the man who taught him to play WR, Mike Heimerdinger), but at this point I'd expect the Titans to see what they're going to get out of Hawk and the other holdovers on the roster.
In the same post, McCormick also lets us know what numbers the rookies will be wearing: Britt (18), Marks (72) and Cook will get Wycheck's old number (89).
The recommendation of Rod Smith went a long way towards helping the Titans pick Kenny Britt, and Smith thinks the pairing of WR and O-coordinator is a match made in football heaven:
"I'd do anything for Mike,'' said Smith, who spent seven seasons under Heimerdinger in Denver. "Trust me, I know for a fact if Mike Heimerdinger didn't come into my career when he did there would be no two Super Bowl rings for me and everything else I had in my career. I tell him that all the time.
"So Kenny couldn't be going to a better spot. I learned everything from Mike, and now Kenny's going to get it first-hand himself. They're going to be great for one another.''
Gary Estwick wants to know: if Collins pulled off 2,676 yard last year with easily the worst WR corps in the leauge, then what are the expectations of him this year with a revamped group that appears much more ready to contribute? Is 3,500 out of the question?
Ever-vigilant commenter joshuaboone points out a surprise move aimed at creating a little cap relief, the Cardinals cut recent Titans DE Travis Laboy. Laboy produced 38 tackles and 4 sacks in 13 games for the Cards, and he'd make a great addition to our DE rotation if he's willing to play here for a cheap price. The Cards also jettisoned CB Rod Hood, who had a down year in 2008 but is just 27 and has been a baller in the past.
The Yahoo! team report for the Titans takes a look at all of our draft picks, offering sober insight on who can help quickly and who is more of a project.
The Football Outsiders worry about Kenny Britt's combination of confidence and attitude, but then again, these guys are great at analyzing what has already happened but HORRIBLE at predicting what will come.
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