Former Tennessee Titans cornerback Tye Smith has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, per Josina Anderson.
Free agent CB Tye Smith is headed to the #Vikings on a minimum salary deal, per source.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 2, 2021
Smith (6-0, 195) had been a member of the Titans since 2017. He played 125 snaps on defense last season. A former fifth-round pick, it’s no surprise to see Smith land elsewhere. If the Titans hadn’t brought him back by now, you have to assume he knew the team was going in a different direction.
Smith is yet another member of the Titans defense and secondary that will play his football for a different team next season. The Titans have completely revamped their defense by moving on from players such as Smith, Jadeveon Clowney, DaQuan Jones, Adoree Jackson, Malcolm Butler, Kenny Vaccaro, Desmond King, Joshua Kalu and more over the past few months.
Smith’s departure could mean more opportunity for younger players such as Kristian Fulton and Chris Jackson.