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Titans Agree to Terms with Taylor Thompson and Scott Solomon

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May 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Scott Soloman (90) works out against the dummies during minicamp at the Titans training facility at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
May 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Scott Soloman (90) works out against the dummies during minicamp at the Titans training facility at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

In case you missed it last night, the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with both Taylor Thompson and Scott Solomon. That leaves Kendall Wright as the lone unsigned draft pick. There is no reason to think his deal will not get done in the next couple of days.

It is going to be really interesting to watch Thompson in camp this year. While he isn't completely new to the tight end position, he played it in high school, there is no doubt it is going to take him some time to get up to speed to playing the position in the NFL. That doesn't mean he won't put up huge numbers in the preseason. His playing time in those games will come against guys that will not end up making an NFL roster. Thompson should have a field day in those match-ups.

For that very reason, Thompson won't be a guy they can hope to stash on the practice squad. People are going to take notice of his preseason production. That, combined with his upside, make him a sure bet to be on this roster when the Titans take on the Patriots in week 1.

I have said it before, but be careful with the expectations you put on Thompson. He is going to be a camp favorite this year, but the learning curve is still going to be pretty steep. Don't be discouraged when his regular season production doesn't come close to matching his preseason production.