Looks like both sides have agreed to a deal that will end the lockout, and the signatures to make it official should happen today. Still, the existential dread in the pit of my stomach won't be gone until it's signed and the padlocks come off of the gates at Baptist Sports Park.
Derrick Morgan was officially cleared by Dr. James Andrews to go full speed again. Morgan was off to a red hot start at the beginning of last season before he hit the IR with an ACL tear. Hopefully Morgan can pick right back up where he left off, which will really help offset the likely-impending departure of Jason Babin.
Chris Hope is due a very hefty salary for next year, and it could be large enough to prompt the Titans to part ways with the Titans' most veteran defensive starter. Hope's play really fell of last year, but he was the victim of some shoddy play around him and an overmatched coordinator as well. While the team could save some money by cutting Hope, you have to wonder if it's really the wisest move considering the value of veterans in the compresses offseason training program we're about to enter. My bet is that Hope is here for 2011, but plays elsewhere in 2012 no matter how good or bad next year goes.
Just linking this to point out the weird ESPN.com rumor that the Titans could be involved in a three-way deal that ends up with Cortland in Arizona and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie... I'm guessing this has something to do with moving VY.
Myron Rolle is putting on his football camp down in Florida.
It's very possible that we linked to this last week, but The Tennessean has 10 issues the Titans will have to deal with once the lockout ends.
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