The Titans had not made plans to bring free agent defensive end Dwight Freeney in for a visit as of Thursday night. That’s not to say it won’t happen at some point, though, because it’s clear the team is still at least browsing the market at that position. As colleague Jim Wyatt has reported, the Titans had defensive end Israel Idonije in for a visit earlier in the week and defensive end John Abraham is visiting today. Which of the confirmed visitors – Abraham and Idonije – might be more likely to wind up with the Titans? That depends on whether the Titans decide they want more of a pure edge pass rusher (Abraham) or more of an all-round defensive end (Idonije). Abraham is turning 35 in a few days, but he was still a disruptive force for Atlanta last year, registering 10 sacks, seven passes break-ups and six forced fumbles in addition to his 35 tackles. The 6-foot-4, 263-pounder is clearly just a pass-rush specialist, but it certainly has to tempt the Titans that he has averaged 11 sacks for the past three seasons. Tennessee had moderate pass-rush success from its defensive ends last year, with Derrick Morgan posting 6.5 sacks and Kamerion Wimbley 6.0. The 6-6, 275-pound Idonije has the capability of being on the field more for the Titans and playing in more situations. He’s averaged 13 more tackles per year than Abraham the last three seasons and he’s also averaged about seven sacks a year for the past three seasons.
Titans continue checking out free agent defensive ends
Tennessean | May 4