Titans sign two draft picks, only three remain without deal

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 5:09pm
Staff reports

The Tennessee Titans took the first steps toward to a return to business as usual following the murder of Steve McNair on Tuesday when it announced the signings of two more draft picks.

Tight end Jared Cook, a third-round selection (89th overall), and tackle Troy Kropog, a fourth-round selection (135th overall), each agreed to terms. That brought to eight the number of 2009 draft picks under contract.

With more than three weeks to go before the start of training camp only three picks, including first-rounder Kenny Britt and second-rounder Sen’Derrick Marks, have yet to agree to contracts.

Cook averaged 15.2 yards on 73 career receptions at South Carolina, where he was an All-SEC performer last season. Kropog was a three-year starter at Tulane, where he was a team captain as a senior.

To make room on the training camp roster, cornerbck Christian Morton and wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe were released.