Titans acquire DE Fisher from Seattle

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 3:09pm

The Tennessee Titans acquired defensive end Bryce Fisher from the Seattle Seahawks this morning, with Fisher making the announcement of the trade on his weekly radio show in Seattle.

Fisher, 30, gives the Titans the veteran depth they have been searching for at defensive end, given the past injury histories of Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy opposite Kyle Vanden Bosch.

Reports have the Titans surrendering a 2008 draft pick in order to obtain Fisher, who lost his starting job with the Seahawks this season. Fisher started 16 games at right defensive end for the Seahawks last season and was a starter on their NFC Championship team two years ago.

However, Seattle signed Patrick Kearney in free agency and Fisher was moved to the right side where he lost a training camp battle to Daryl Tapp to start on that side.

Fisher is the second former Seahawk to join the Titans, as that is where general manager Mike Reinfeldt and director of pro personnel Lake Dawson were employed before coming to Tennessee this season.

Tennessee also signed cornerback Kelly Herndon in June.

The Titans made a roster change in order to get back down to 53 players. They waived defensive tackle Jesse Mahelona. Mahalona, a 2006 fifth-round draft pick from the University of Tennessee, played in eight games as a rookie and was inactive for Sunday's season opener.

Fisher, a former Air Force Academy player, played for the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams before coming to Seattle in 2005.

Thompson to Dolphins

Former Titans free safety Lamont Thompson has sign a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, his agent Mike Sullivan confirmed Tuesday.

Thompson, a three-year starter in Tennessee, was let go by the Titans in their final cuts despite two interceptions in pre-season. He becomes the first of the players release by the Titans in camp this year to land on another team's 53-man roster.

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