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Titans Sign LB Greg Jones and RB Alvester Alexander

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The Titans have added more depth to the linebacking corps and running back group. Are these just camp bodies or possible backups?

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From the Titans Online Website

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans added a pair of veteran free agents to the roster, signing running back Alvester Alexander and linebacker Greg Jones.

Additionally, the Titans waived a pair of undrafted rookies: running back Stefphon Jefferson and tackle Matt Sewell.

Jones (6-0, 242), who is expected to compete as a middle linebacker, has appeared in 22 career games since entering the NFL in 2011 as a sixth-round draft pick (185th overall) of the New York Giants. As a rookie with the Giants, he played in all 16 games, including five starts, and totaled 25 tackles. During the postseason, he led the team with seven special teams tackles.

Jones was released by the Giants prior to the 2012 campaign and signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in November. He saw action in six games with the Jaguars, primarily on special teams.

I think Jones very likely will push linebacker Patrick Bailey for a roster spot as a special team player. Tim Shaw is safer than Bailey simply because of his leadership. I also think Alexander may have a chance to compete for the #3 spot with Jalen Parmele. I also wonder what these signings mean for Darius Reynaud. It's interesting that they cut the undrafted rookie Jefferson before camp, but they have signed two other free agents in addition to Shonn Greene. We'll see where this goes...