Despite the offensive resurgence within the Tennessee Titans organization with the hiring of Ken Whisenhunt as head coach to replace Mike Munchak, there are also some needs on the defensive side of the ball, particularly in the secondary. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, they have recently addressed that by bringing in veteran free agent CB Drayton Florence.
Just last week, Alex Marvez at Fox Sports reported that Florence, as well as free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston, were set to take some visits, although at the time of the report the name of the destinations were undisclosed.
Now we know that the first for Florence was Tennessee.
Florence, entering his 12th year in the league, broke into the NFL in 2003 with the San Diego Chargers with whom he ended up spending the first five years of his career with. He then moved on to play one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, then three with the Buffalo Bills, followed up by a one-year stint in 2012 with the Detroit Lions.
Last year, Florence started five games for the Carolina Panthers, amassing 26 tackles with nine passes defended and two interceptions in helping the team to a playoff appearance.
The veteran is on the downside of his career, however Whisenhunt could use a little of the veteran leadership as he tries to build the Titans franchise back into a playoff contender.