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Titans sign Zac Diles

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Linebacker Zac Diles has spent at least part of each of the last five years in the AFC South and he’ll be trying to make it six in a row in 2012.

The Titans announced Tuesday that they have signed Diles as a free agent. Diles played for the Colts and Buccaneers last season after getting cut by the Rams at the end of training camp. The Colts waived him in February.

Diles spent the first four years of his career in Houston. He started 30 games for the Texans as an outside linebacker, but wasn’t asked back when Wade Phillips came in to take over the defense. He projects as a backup and special teamer with the Titans.

The Titans also signed fullback Colin Mooney. Mooney is a West Point graduate who spent the last three years fulfilling his commitment to the Army. He ran for 1,339 yards as a senior in 2008, which is the highest total in school history.

Fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou and linebacker Lawrence Wilson were released to make room for the two new additions.

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6 Responses to “Titans sign Zac Diles”
  1. Shawn says: May 1, 2012 5:58 PM

    Even with the affections they are going to have a hard time stopping the Texans.

  2. tx526 says: May 1, 2012 6:54 PM

    Doles was a class act. Hope he does well but not with the Titans.

  3. tennesseeoilers says: May 1, 2012 9:12 PM

    Funny, Tx526 . . . Titans fans don’t hate the Texans. (Heck, many of us were even pulling for your guys in the playoffs last year.) However, I’ve been getting the impression for quite some time now that Texans’ fans often have a deep dislike for the Titans. Is this the Bud Adams’ effect? (Having our controversial owner live in your city?) Or is it perhaps residual from having your original team (Oilers) leave Houston for Nashville?

  4. warrenmoon says: May 1, 2012 10:21 PM

    Ta’ufo’ou

    What?

  5. rohlo says: May 2, 2012 12:11 AM

    tennesseeoilers says:
    May 1, 2012 9:12 PM
    Funny, Tx526 . . . Titans fans don’t hate the Texans. (Heck, many of us were even pulling for your guys in the playoffs last year.) However, I’ve been getting the impression for quite some time now that Texans’ fans often have a deep dislike for the Titans. Is this the Bud Adams’ effect? (Having our controversial owner live in your city?) Or is it perhaps residual from having your original team (Oilers) leave Houston for Nashville?

    i would say its not personal against tennessee fans in general,but yeah the owner and the way he left houston..he should have left the oilers name and records behind and maybe it wouldnt be so bad.. think about it,lets say the titans moved back to houston and tenn got an expansion team…would u still like the titans/oilers? wouldnt you have a dislike for the team? its only natural for houston football fans to hate the titans franchise..
    bud adams showed no class when he left houston..houston paid to have the astrodome renovated and then 5 years later holds the city hostage for a new stadium..if he would have went about it the right way his team would be playing in a state of the art stadium like reliant in houston which is leaps and bounds better than the stadium in nashville that he left houston for.. its karma on his part because he lives in houston and has to see that new texans stadium in houston all the time and think of what could have been.

  6. txtuff says: May 2, 2012 12:50 AM

    tennesseeoilers…

    I can tell you most people in Houston hate Bud Adams with all their heart, doesn’t have anything to do with still living here. Of course it has to do with him moving the Oliers to Memphis (Nashvile was later). Funny thing is Bud Adams has done a lot for his home town of Houston and given a lot to charities in Houston. He was also screwed by the Mayor and Astros owner before (and why) he left but thats another story and people don’t care about any of that.

    You had some Olier fans that became fans of the Titans until the Texans came along, some that just stayed Titans fans, and some that never where Titans fans. I think the ones that never became Titans fans or did but then switched back to Texans fans like to think of the Titans as their bigest rival.

    So in a nutshell that is why some Texans fans hate the Titans, myself I hate all 3 of the other AFC South teams we play against, and the Steelers (see thats the Oiler fan coming out in me). But I wish Diles the best of luck, he is a nice guy who could just never put it all together either because of injuries or better players in front of him.

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