Make a call Mikey, it won't kill ya....
As we posted yesterday, Torry Holt is scheduled to visit the Titans for a physical and glorified tea party on Thursday. Reinfeldt apparently reached out to Holt's agent early last week to get the ball rolling so the two sides have almost certainly discussed compensation and aren't worlds apart, which is a good sign for Titans fans who have paid any attention to the passing game over the last 3 years.
Vanderbilt star CB D.J. Moore is visiting the Titans today for a private workout and meeting. Because he's local, the meeting won't go against the 30 player maximum teams are allowed to host for visits. Moore's stock has slipped a little after he failed to improve his 40-time significantly at Vanderbilt's Pro Day, but his game tape should erase almost all of those concerns: if you can run in lock-step with the fastest players in the SEC, then I think you can run with just about anyone.
The Titans will also host a pair of interesting USC draftees: LB Clay Matthews (who is the nephew of Bruce Matthews), and local product Patrick Turner, a WR who went to high school at Goodpasture in Nashville suburb Madison, TN. Terry McCormick has the list of other players slated to visit as well:
Cincinnati’s Connor Barwin, Northern Iowa defensive end Everette Pedescleaux, North Carolina State running back Andre Brown, defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks of Auburn, cornerback Lardarius Webb of Division I-AA Nicholls State and wide receiver Demetrius Byrd of LSU. Linebackers Jason Williams of Western Illinois and Lawrence Sidbury of Richmond are also on the Titans' list of expected visitors.
Cornerbacks Alphonso Smith of Wake Forest and Darius Butler of Connecticut are also believed to be scheduled for visits with the Titans as well.
Titans season tickets are still a hot commodity even as the economy sets in for a deep freeze, as renewal rate percentages are in the high 90s. Unless the bottom falls out of the credit crunch, I don't think you'll see much different results across the country, especially in markets where teams are competitive.
Since they historically get off to terrible starts, the Texans have decided to conduct training camp in high-heels and dresses, while substituting film sessions for selections from Oprah's book club get rid of two-a-days during training camp.
One more Texans note: Ryan Moats is a bigger man than I, that's for sure. Even though I just cracked on them, that's a classy move from a classy guy, and you'd expect nothing less from anyone in that organization.
(Note to loyal readers: We always try to find great Titans picks for the morning links section, but to do so we usually have to violate copyright laws. SBNation has a new super-pimp agreement with AP photos to give us a legitimate and constantly updated bank of photos to pull from. The unfortunate part is that the bank is starting empty and images are added as they're needed for AP Stories, so there are no Titans photos at the moment. Thus, you may see a few non-Titans players featured in the pics over the next few weeks until more Titans images become available.)
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