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Postby The Balanced Man » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:26 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2366401

One of the offseason goals articulated by Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher was to add more speed to his linebacker corps, and the Titans accomplished that goal on Monday morning, as ESPN.com learned that the club has reached a contract agreement with unrestricted free agent David Thornton.

The four-year veteran, who had played his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts, will sign a five-year contract that averages about $4.5 million annually. The deal includes $8 million in bonuses.

Thornton, 27, will team with Keith Bulluck, one of the best if unheralded defenders in the league, to give the Titans a standout tandem of outside linebackers. Tennessee is likely to lose two veteran linebackers, Brad Kassell and Rocky Boiman, in free agency. But even if that weren't the case, the Titans probably would have pursued Thornton, rated by ESPN.com as the No. 22 most attractive free agent.

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Postby TN_Titans_05 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:13 pm

Glad we are at least replacing the guys that are going to leave......
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Postby maddog60 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:23 pm

Good signing, it just sucks that so many players are leaving, but at least the LBs for Tennessee will be intimidating.
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Postby UTLonghorns » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:14 pm

Me likey this dealy.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:10 pm

First we lose Mike Peterson, then Marcus Washington, now David Thornton. It's like we're Linebacker U, but they end up playing somewhere else. This blows. :-P
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