Sources have confirmed the Titans have signed Green Bay Packers restricted free agent cornerback Jarrett Bush to an offer sheet.
Upon receipt of the signed offer sheet, the Packers will have seven days to either match the contract or decline to match, thereby making the contract with the Titans valid. Should Green Bay decline to match the offer, the Titans will not have to provide a draft pick as compensation because Bush was tendered at a level that only guaranteed the Packers a ''right of first refusal.''
The Titans are definitely in need of depth at corner and may even be looking to replace the aging Nick Harper as a starter. They are also in need of a kick/punt returner because it appears that Chris Carr will be signing elsewhere.
D.J. Moore was a dynamic corner/special teams player/receiver in college. While he hurt himself with his 40 time (4.56) a little bit at the combine, he showed an excellent vertical jump (39.5 inches). The Titans still desperately need play makers, and D.J. Moore is a play maker.
According to league sources, the Chargers plan to put Anotonio Cromartie on the trading block if they can sign Florence as a free agent.
After Cromartie's Pro Bowl campaign in '07, Florence was allowed to leave via free agency. He signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. But he was released last month and notified the Chargers through his agent he would like to return. The sides are talking now, and a deal could be in place this week.
Cromartie suffered a serious slide in production in 2008. He injured his hip in the season opener -- which he later called a fracture -- and had just two interceptions. If he is not traded, 2009 is considered a make-or-break year for him with the Chargers.
"I'm going to prove to those dummies on TV talking about what I can't do why they're not working [for] an NFL team. I'm a 27-year-old in a 31-year-old body.''
-- Free-agent receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, 31, to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
"I am definitely ready for the challenge,’’ said Jones, a second round draft pick last year. "Albert was a big part of our defense, but we still have a d-line that’s deep and can go out and put up more sacks next year. I am sad he’s gone, but we are going to step up.’’