After getting the best available offensive guard to fill a major need, then adding an intriguing tight end the Titans rolled into today looking to fill more holes and did just that by adding a massive defensive tackle and a proven veteran running back to take some of the load off Chris Johnson.
Shonn Greene, who for the last four seasons has been a running back for the New York Jets was the first signee of the day, agreeing to a three-year $10 million dollar deal.
Titans’ general manager Ruston Webster was pleased with the addition in a statement issued by the team shortly after the announced signing.
"He is a nice complement to Chris and an accomplished back in his own right," Webster said. "He is a tough and physical runner who has rushed for 1,000 yards each of the last two years."
Greene, a former third-round pick who began his NFL career in 2009 has 3,423 yards, a 4.2 average and 18 touchdowns in his career.
Over the last two seasons, Greene has managed to rushed for 1,054 and 1,063 yards, respectively while playing on teams that struggled offensively and in particularly in the passing game.
The Titans also reached an agreement with former Detroit defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill on a three-year, $11.4 million deal, including $4 million guaranteed, according to league sources.
Hill, who is a wide body at 6’4” 320 is the replacement for Sen ‘Derrick marks who is an unrestricted free agent and not expected back, though the Titans would like to resign him at the right price.
Hill, who spent his first four seasons with the Lions, has registered 95 tackles and four sacks in his career.