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Chris Canty draws interest from Titans and Chiefs

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Romo is hit by New York Giants defensive tackle Canty in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington Reuters

The Giants let defensive tackle Chris Canty go last week and he isn’t wasting any time trying to find a new team.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Canty has visited with the Titans and lined up a visit with the Chiefs since getting released in a cost-saving move by the Giants. Garafolo also reports that Canty is expected to make more visits in the coming weeks.

The interest in Canty isn’t surprising. With free agency not starting for another month, there aren’t many experienced contributors out on the open market at this point in time. Canty also has experience playing in both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts, versatility that will help him continue to draw interest from teams looking to solidify their defensive line for the 2013 season.

Kansas City is expected to run a 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, so Canty would likely slot in as an end with the Chiefs. Defensive end Glenn Dorsey is a free agent while Tyson Jackson is a long shot to return thanks to middling production and a salary in excess of $14 million for 2013 under his current deal.

Tennessee doesn’t have as many expected departures from their 4-3 front, but Canty would certainly find a place on a run defense that gave up more than 127 yards per game in 2012.

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6 Responses to “Chris Canty draws interest from Titans and Chiefs”
  1. joetoronto says: Feb 11, 2013 1:51 PM

    From the New York to Kansas friggin City?

    I don’t think so.

  2. Lev says: Feb 11, 2013 2:29 PM

    Keep an eye out here in Carolina. We need line help insanely bad!

    Chris has a home here and went to Charlotte Latin High School. His father bought some building materials where I work, he and his son are awesome people!

  3. thompgk says: Feb 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    I’ve never understood what his appeal was.

  4. catfanatic1979v1 says: Feb 11, 2013 3:29 PM

    Jacksonville could use a DT.

  5. dolphins4 says: Feb 11, 2013 3:57 PM

    Go get him Chiefs and by the way go win a Super Bowl.

  6. tndiver says: Feb 12, 2013 6:58 AM

    The Browns could use him!

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