Free-agent pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney has a home for 2020.
The Tennessee Titans signed the 27-year-old linebacker to a one year, 15 million dollar deal. It was a worthy “reunion” for head coach Mike Vrabel and Clowney. In 2017, Clowney had his best year statistically: 9.5 sacks and 22 tackles for loss when Vrabel was the linebackers coach for the Texans.
However, while on paper this seems like a blockbuster move for the amount of money he signed for, but he only had three sacks in 13 games last season and had surgery on a core muscle injury. Clowney will have a lot to prove with a Tennessee defense that is looking to avenge their AFC Championship loss to the Chiefs.
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Beasley Activated from NFI to 53-man Roster
Outside linebacker Vic Beasley is looking to rid of his injury woes. The Titans activated the 28-year-old pass rusher on to the 53-man roster. Since being drafted eighth overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 NFL Draft. He has not played a whole season since his rookie year. When he played though, Beasley was a runaway train of sacks and tackles. 37.5 sacks and 36 tackles for loss in 60 games in five years.
Beasley signed a one-year, 9.5 million dollar deal after his best season since 2016.
He had eight sacks and eight tackles for loss in 2019
Titans RB Depth Chart for Three
The Titans had six running backs during training camp. Today, they are going with a All-Pro and two rookies.
Starter: Derrick Henry
All-Pro running back Derrick Henry was the best running back in 2019. Henry was a walking steamroller, everyone remembers how former Ravens safety Earl Thomas bounced off Henry’s chest in the AFC Divisional Playoff. Henry finished with 1540 yards, 16 touchdowns and averaged 102 yards per game. In fantasy football, he averaged 18 points per game and was one of the most productive players (via FantasyPros).
In 2020, Henry will be the workhorse that will command the Titans’ backfield.
Behind him is an intriguing rookie out of Appalachian State, Darrynton Evans. Evans was the 93rd pick in round three of the 2020 NFL draft. He was a star in the Sun Belt conference whose productivity was on a uphill climb. In his senior year, 255 rushes for 1480 yards and 18 touchdowns. There is a lot of upside in this kid. He has the ability to make defenders look goofy with a spin move off the draw or a toss to the B gap. His speed and elusiveness could be a blessing in disguise for the running game when Henry is catching his breath.
He’s a journeyman running back who is looking for his shot on a 53-man roster. The Vanderbilt running back now has his chance to be productive with an NFL backfield. While his numbers don’t jump off the page. 96 rushes for 401 yards and five touchdowns in his senior season. However, be on the lookout because he could earn some reps as a running back off the swing or screen pass. He averaged nearly 11 yards per catch.