The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with two draft choices, offensive lineman Leroy Harris and defensive tackle Antonio Johnson.
Harris, a fourth-round pick from North Carolina State, was a four-year starter for the Wolfpack. In 42 career starts, he logged starts at center, left guard and right guard and was first-team All-ACC in both his junior and senior seasons. Harris was one of the players that some pointed to has an example of the Titans focusing on character in the 2007 Draft. Harris is married and has children and had to juggle babysitting with his football at N.C. State.
Johnson was a fifth-round selection in this year’s draft after spending two seasons at Mississippi State. He played in 23 games for the Bulldogs and registered 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He started his college career at Mississippi Delta Community College, where he earned All-America honors.
Johnson has earned a reputation as a “self-made” player. He was told he was too old to play high school football his senior year, then earned his GED and went to junior college and worked his way to Mississippi State. He is projected to move to the back of the defensive tackle rotation and work his way up. After the draft, Titans coach Jeff Fisher called him “highly motivated.”
Harris and Johnson are the first two of the Titans 10 draft choices to agree to terms. Terms were not released.
HEADED FOR THE HALL: On Aug. 4, former Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews will become the first Titans player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Seats are still available for fans who want to go to the ceremony from $26 to $52.
Matthews will be joined by five other former players this year — Gene Hickerson, Michael Irvin, Charlie Sanders, Thurman Thomas and Roger Wehrli — as the Hall of Fame’s honor roll increases to 241.
Early indications are that more than half of the 150 living members of the Hall of Fame will be on hand for the moving ceremony.
In addition to Warren Moon, other Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans Hall of Famers attending the enshrinement includes Elvin Bethea, Ken Houston, and Mike Munchak.
Sideline tickets are $26 and VIP floor seats are $52. Tickets can be purchased online at Profootballhof.com or by calling Turnstyles Ticketing (800) 913-9788.
TICKET TIME: Single-game tickets to all 10 Tennessee Titans home games at LP Field will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.
About 2,500 tickets for each game will be made available to the public. Fans can purchase a maximum of up to four tickets per game for as many as two games.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the ticket office at LP field, by calling Ticketmaster at 615-255-9600, by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, or by logging on to the Ticketmaster web site at www.ticketmaster.com.
Game tickets range from $34-$67.
The 2007 regular season schedule features home game against Atlanta, Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Oakland, San Diego and the New York Jets. The Titans open the season at division rival Jacksonville on Sunday, Sept. 9 before playing host to the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Sept. 16.
The Titans play preseason games at home against Washington (Aug. 11) and Green Bay (Aug. 30).