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Titans sign two more draft picks

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First-round pick Kendall Wright is the only Titans draftee without a contract after the team signed up two more members of their 2012 draft class.

Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio reported Tuesday night that the team has agreed to terms with fifth-round tight end Taylor Thompson and seventh-round defensive end Scott Solomon. Both players will have four-year contracts with Tennessee.

Thompson was a defensive end at SMU, but decided to switch positions in hopes of using his size and speed to become the next super-athletic tight end to hit the NFL. The Titans have praised his receiving ability since he started practicing with the club, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer called his receiving skills uncanny, but he’ll likely play behind Jared Cook as a rookie.

The Titans forked over a 2013 sixth-round pick in order to trade up for Solomon, so they obviously saw something they liked in his tape from Rice. Solomon finished his college career tied for the most sacks in school history, so he’ll likely be fighting for a role as a situational pass rusher in Tennessee this season.

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1 Response to “Titans sign two more draft picks”
  1. talkintrashallday says: May 23, 2012 9:34 AM

    the Titans are still in the NFL? i thought they were the new USFL expansion

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