Titans waste little time, add 14 non-drafted free agents

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7:06pm
Staff reports

The Tennessee Titans didn’t waste any time adding to the roster on Tuesday.

One day after the 136-day NFL lockout ended, the Titans announced the addition of 14 non-drafted free agents. It will help bulk up the Titans as they can fill up to 90 roster spots for training camp, which begins Friday at Baptist Sports Park.

The group includes five wide receivers, two offensive linemen, a defensive end, a tight end, a cornerback, a punter, a fullback, a linebacker and a long snapper.

The Titans also stayed local with the pickups of longsnapper John Stokes (Vanderbilt), wide receiver Joseph Hills (Tennessee State) and punter Chad Cunningham (Tennessee).

It is believed to be the first step of many free agent moves for the Titans, who are trying to land a veteran quarterback and possibly a linebacker. The club can begin signing veteran free agent contracts after 5 p.m. on Friday. The Titans’ first practice is set for Saturday.

Here is a look at all 14 of the non-drafted free agents with whom the Titans have agreed to terms:

Pos.   Name                          College

LB       Jonathan Cornell               Mississippi

P          Chad Cunningham           Tennessee

TE       Cameron Graham             Louisville

G         Thomas Gray                    Samford

FB       Patrick Hill                         Miami

WR      Joseph Hills                       Tennessee State

DE       Julian Hartsell                   Catawba

G         Anquez Jackson               Alabama A&M

WR      James Kirkendoll              Texas

CB       Lequan Lewis                    Arizona State

WR      Orentha Murdock             Fort Hays State

WR      Michael Preston                Heidelberg College

WR      Owen Spencer                   NC State

LS       John Stokes                       Vanderbilt