The Tennessee Titans don't have a lot of expected free agent they would like to retain, but one that stands out as the best of the group: Derrick Morgan.
The Titans have made it no secret that they are trying to bring Morgan back, but they don't seem to be willing to break the bank to keep him (and correctly so). So, with an offer likely on the table, this is what Morgan had to say about his potential return to Tennessee.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>FA <a href="https://twitter.com/dmorg91">@dmorg91</a> on possible return to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a>: not something I'm closing the door on, want to see where I fit in their plans first though</p>— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SiriusXMNFL/status/569567885682561024">February 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I recently had a post up on what LeBeau may be looking for on paper in a edge rusher, and Morgan isn't an exact fit. His number are all sub par except his 40 which really isn't that important for a pass rusher. Morgan is highly productive as a run defender, but if the Titans don't keep him it isn't the end of the world.
However, the Titans can hardly let quality talent walk out the door if they could help it. So the question is, what could Morgan be looking for? Another addition at EDGE opposite him could be important as I am sure he is tired of being the focal point of offensive blocking schemes (along with Casey). Maybe he wants to see if the Titans will bring in better players in pass coverage to give him that extra second to make the sack. If not that, then possibly he wants a Terrance Knighton-type NT to demand extra attention.
Either way, this may mean that Morgan will be privy to the Titans free agency plans before the deadline begins. If the Titans somehow convince him to stay at a reasonable price ($6 million annually would make him the eighth highest paid 3-4 OLB) I would be very interested to see what moves they make in free agency that motivated Morgan to come back.