National Football Post published the full list of unrestricted defensive free agents this morning. It is pretty slim pickings since the CBA is no longer in existence- with most of the players being older because the service time to become an unrestricted free agent being increased, but there are a couple of guys that would help the Titans:
Packers DE Aaron Kampman- The Packers switched to a 3-4 this past season and in doing so moved Kampman from end to linebacker. He struggled in that role but would obviously be a DE with the Titans. Kampman averaged 12+ sacks in the three seasons prior to the switch. He turned 30 in November so he could have a couple of good years left in the tank.
Bears DE Adewale Ogunleye- Ogunleye is a solid pass rusher who has an awesome name. He turns 33 in August but is still a solid pass rusher. He is not a guy you would want to give a long term deal, but he could come in and help this team in 2010.
Panthers DE Julius Peppers- Peppers is the youngest of these three and the best. The reason I haven't listed him until now is that he is going to get silly money, and we all know that isn't coming from the Titans.
Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby- Much like Peppers, Dansby is going to command a boatload of money, but acquiring Dansby would make the what seems inevitable departure of Keith Bulluck a little easier to handle. Unfortunately it will probably be lose/lose for us on that one.
It is a safe bet that 85% of the corners on that list are better than what the Titans ran out there last season. Of course all of this is a moo point because the Titans will sign a couple of C level free agents and tell us the way to do it is to build through the draft. While I agree with that idea, you still have to be willing to supplement your drafts with solid players, and you have to stop wasting high round draft picks.