Jadeveon Clowney signing with Titans is something Mike Vrabel can envision
As such, it would seem to make sense for the Titans to pursue free agent edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said on “The Helliepod” Clowney is the kind of player who could make the Titans better, though he was rather vague about whether Tennessee was pursuing the former No. 1 overall pick (via Mike Moraitis of USA TODAY):
“Sure, sure. Jon and I are trying to do everything that we can to improve our team. A player of his caliber would certainly probably do that, so we’ll continue to talk,” Vrabel explained. “I’ve got a lot of faith in Jon and I appreciate his willingness to allow me to have input into the roster and have some of these discussions with him.”
Vrabel’s measured tone is not very surprising, considering how tight-lipped the Titans have been about offseason plans.
The Titans had early discussions with Clowney back in April, though nothing ever came of those talks. General manager Jon Robinson again suggested the team had interest a couple weeks ago, but also seemed to hint the two sides had not spoken in months. Clowney, meanwhile, has seemed very content to wait for the right deal.
Tennessee traded interior lineman and multiple-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey, and it lost a pass-rushing threat in nickel corner Logan Ryan. While the Titans signed Vic Beasley Jr., it would like to improve a defense that ranked 16th in DVOA, per Football Outsiders.