Titans Upgrade at Safety and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistFebruary 25, 2013

Wilson was a good addition for the Titans.
Wilson was a good addition for the Titans.Rick Stewart/Getty Images

With all the combine action going on, it's easy to forget that the Tennessee Titans announced via press release that they had signed veteran safety George Wilson Friday afternoon.

Tom Gower of Total Titans writes that Wilson was an upgrade, and it's difficult to disagree with him. Wilson played well for the Buffalo Bills but, at 32, was deemed expendable by that club.

Wilson will provide help for Michael Griffin without taxing the Titans' cap. His deal covers just two years and costs $4 million, a price at which he'll almost assuredly pay dividends for Tennessee.

Gower notes that Wilson will at minimum provide leadership and improve on the spotty play of Jordan Babineaux.

It's a positive first step for the Titans toward restoring their defense. Wilson isn't a long-term fix, obviously, but at the money they signed him for he doesn't have to be.


General Interest

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts takes NFL coaches to task for being gutless.

Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star absolutely nails what matters at the combine.


Houston Texans

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com asks if the Texans will go after a wideout.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says Gary Kubiak left impressed with Manti Te'o.


Indianapolis Colts

I discussed Colts football with Roosevelt Colvin in a PFWA-sponsored Google hangout.

Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority shares his thoughts on the release of Dwight Freeney.

Kuharsky talks about Josh Chapman with Stephania Bell.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star says Freeney will get a "Thanks for the memories" tag on his banner. The team has been doing this since Jim Harbaugh left in 1998.


Tennessee Titans

Kuharsky examines the likelihood of a guard going to the Titans.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean says the Titans are open to the idea.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Kuharsky says Gus Bradley likes Blaine Gabbert.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union says Bradley is looking for a "leo."

O'Halloran says Derek Cox could hit the open market.

O'Halloran implores the Jaguars to find a right tackle.

O'Halloran examines second round options for the Jaguars.