Titans claim LB Gardner off waivers; sign QB Rattay

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 1:00am

The Tennessee Titans continue to add pieces of the Indianapolis Colts team to their own roster, claiming linebacker Gilbert Gardner off waivers Tuesday.

The Titans also agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Tim Rattay, who has played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gardner played in 15 games for the Colts last season and had 53 total tackles and 34 solo stops. He also had four passes defensed.

He joins free agent cornerback Nick Harper and outside linebacker David Thornton and tight end Ben Hartsock as former Colts to land in Tennessee.

Gardner played college football at Purdue.

Rattay threw for 417 yards in a game last year against the Arizona Cardinals. He becomes the third quarterback on the Titans depth chart behind starter Vince Young and backup Kerry Collins.

Tennessee also has Kent Smith and David Koral on its roster at quarterback.

The Titans added two other undrafted free agents to their roster as well, signing offensive lineman Marques Ogden and fullback Jonathan Evans.

Also, rookie fullback Nic Luke and defensive tackle Adrian Haywood, both waived Monday, cleared waivers and became free agents.

The Titans also waived defensive tackle Marcus White.

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