Veteran cornerback Lucas works out for Titans

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 3:24pm

Cornerback Tye Hill’s workout with the Tennessee Titans apparently went well, according to his agent. But Hill was not alone in visiting Baptist Sports Park to audition for the Titans.

Veteran cornerback Ken Lucas also worked out for Tennessee, and also worked out safety Aaron Rouse. Safety Tra Battle visited on Thursday as well.

Lucas, 31, spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks, his second tour of duty with the team, after four years with the Carolina Panthers. General manager Mike Reinfeldt is familiar with him from his own time in the Seahawks front office.

“He was in there to work out today. I don’t know what they’re looking for, if they’re looking for a veteran guy or a younger player, but Ken is still in great shape and can still play,” agent Bus Cook said.

Lucas played in 16 games with six starts for the Seahawks last year and has 25 career pass interceptions.

Hill, released by the Atlanta Falcons last week, is a former first-round pick of the St. Louis Rams. After his workout, Hill was believed to be taking a physical for the team on Thursday afternoon.

“I talked to Tye and he was really pleased with his workout there,” agent Doug Hendrickson said.

Hill, 27, is also drawing some interest from the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals, who might be ready to bring him in for visits if he does not sign in Tennessee.

Rouse split last season between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. The former Virginia Tech star once had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown while with the Packers. Battle played college football at the University of Georgia.

The Titans have had their eyes on adding depth at safety, as they hosted Sean Jones last week, but he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

5 Comments on this post:

By: TitansFan035 on 3/25/10 at 2:37

The same old story of coach 500 let the 27th year old go to sign the 31 year old! Typical coach 500 decisions, and our GM with his finger up his aarrssee quite!

By: jwk6179 on 3/25/10 at 3:00

That is typical Titans, lets find another PAST HIS PRIME PLAYER and sign him cheap instead of spending a little bit of money on a player that MAY ACTUALLY help us win a few games.

Also, who is this Rouse that is reported in this story? It only list his last last season. Who is he?

By: house_of_pain on 3/25/10 at 3:11

You mean "past his prime players" like KVB was when the Titans picked him up?
jwk, Rouse is someone that could eat your freakin' lunch, buddy.

By: TITAN1 on 3/25/10 at 5:13

035 or whatever you are going by now, here is your reply to Hill's visit.

By: TitansFan035 on 3/24/10 at 7:14

Oh boy, another bust coming in to town just down Titan1 alley!! Im starting to believe that Titan1, may be coach 500 in disguise! Bud Adams is a joke with a mediocre team and a terrible decision making coach..Proved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now in this story you think the Titans are are crazy to overlook him for Lucas. Sonny, if you are going to troll, at least keep up with your previous posts. You are looking more stupid with every post.

Looks like house_of_pain has jw figured out. LOL!

By: wayneCaluger on 3/26/10 at 1:49

Of the three Rouse may be the best of the with youth being his biggest asset.(age 26)
Height: 6 ft 4 in , Weight: 223 lb, NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89. Rouse entered the 2007 NFL Draft as one of the top prospects at safety with his unmatched combination of size, strength and speed. At 6'4, 223 pounds, he ran 4.59 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

On June 8, he signed a 4-year, $2.3 million contract with the Packers and was cut by the Packers on September 23, 2009. Rouse was claimed off waivers by the on September 24, 2009 and released on March 6, 2010. So far has been in a backup roll with starts limited to injuries to starters.

Now Tye Hill is a year older, but 6" inches shorter and with more and more teams going to taller receivers that could present some match ups with a Randy Moss receiver. Age 27, Height: 5 ft 10 in; Weight: 185 lb (84 kg); NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15. St. Louis Rams (2006–2008)- Atlanta Falcons (2009)

Not a lot on Battle, 5'11' at 175 youngest at 25 but has been around the league: San Diego Chargers (2007–2008), Dallas Cowboys (2008), Detroit Lions (2009), Cleveland Browns (2009) and Hartford Colonials (2009-present). If you cannot cut it with the Lions, Browns or Chargers what can I say!

Ken Lucas is 31 and don't see that many years left. He is couple inches taller than Hill at 6 ft 0 in :Weight: 205 lb. A second round pick for the Seattle Seahawks (2001–2004), Carolina Panthers (2005–2008) and Seattle Seahawks (2009) with just 24 career interceptions.