Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and linebacker Stephen Tulloch both followed Jim Schwartz from Tennessee to Detroit.
Perhaps Cortland Finnegan will be the next player to make the journey.
Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press has a league source that says the Lions “could” be one of the key teams interested in Finnegan if the Titans let him walk away. Other possibilities mentioned: St. Louis, Dallas, Oakland, San Francisco, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville.
Finnegan is reportedly looking for a deal similar to the five-year, $48.75 million contract Johnathan Joseph got last year.
The Titans have yet to negotiate with Finnegan, but does that really mean anything? We’ve seen a lot of reports that a team has yet to negotiate with players. We’re still a month away from free agency; that’s fairly standard. Teams haven’t finalized their free agent gameplan yet.
It doesn’t make sense for the Titans to just let Finnegan walk away. Even though they haven’t talked contract with him yet, the franchise tag has to be an attractive option for the team.