Titans Part Ways With Veteran CB
After 8 years of being a strong leader for the Titans’ defense, Jason McCourty is saying goodbye to the team that drafted him.
On Thursday, the Titans released the veteran cornerback. McCourty, who was the longest tenured Titan on the active roster, had been with the organization since the 2009 season. The Titans had been trying to restructure McCourty’s deal to keep the corner in Nashville, but the two sides could not come to terms on an agreement. Injuries over the course of the 2016 season may have also sealed McCourty’s fate with the Titans.
In McCourty’s time in Nashville, he was a very productive player for the Titans. His best season came in 2012, when he recorded 4 interceptions and 92 total tackles. The former sixth-round draft pick out of Rutgers was also a prominent figure in the Nashville community, and stepped up in a huge way when former Titans’ linebacker Tim Shaw was diagnosed with ALS.
Now the only question is: where do the Titans go from here? I believe they may have their eyes set on one of the NFL Draft’s top available corners, whether it be Marshon Lattimore or Gareon Conley from Ohio State, or Marlon Humphrey out of Alabama.
One thing is certain, however- the Titans’ defense does need to find another leader to help fill the void.