Ex-Lion Edwards visiting Titans today

Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10:41am

Defensive end Kalimba Edwards is in Nashville today, scheduled to visit with Tennessee Titans officials, according to sources.

The defensive end, released last week by the Detroit Lions, could help fill a need for the Titans, as they are seeking to pick up another defensive end after having lost Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy early in free agency.

Tennessee signed its one-time standout Jevon Kearse earlier this month to help fill one of the spots, but has been seeking another end to pair with him

Edwards, 28, was a second round draft choice of the Lions out of the University of South Carolina in 2002.

His best season came in 2005 when he recorded seven sacks. Edwards played in just eight games for the Lions this past season as he battled injury. He had three sacks and two forced fumbles.

Edwards has 26 sacks in his six-year NFL career.

Veterans Josh Thomas and Ellis Wyms have visited with the team in free agency. Thomas, who played for division rival Indianapolis, is still an option, but the Titans are no longer in the running for Wyms.

“They’re out of the running. They’re not going to be able to do for him what a team like Minnesota can,” said agent Brian Levy, who said that the Vikings and Seattle Seahawks are the possible landing spots for his client. “We should get something done today.”

The Titans could address the position in the draft, but this year’s class is not ripe with many players believed to be able to play and help immediately.

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