Johnathan Cyprien expected to sign with Titans

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Safety Johnathan Cyprien is set to leave the Jaguars in free agency, but it looks like he will be staying in the AFC South.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cyprien is set to sign with the Titans after the new league year starts at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon.

Cyprien’s departure from Jacksonville isn’t a big surprise as the team is expected to sign Barry Church and didn’t put up much of a fight when it came to keeping him off the open market. Cyprien was a starter in Jacksonville from the moment the team selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft. He had 96 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble for the Jags last season.

The Titans will bring 2016 third-round pick Kevin Byard back at safety, but the secondary as a whole is in flux after the team did a poor job defending the pass in 2016. They’ve been mentioned as bidders for some of the top cornerbacks on the market and they’ll almost certainly be making additions to that spot there even if they miss out on those targets.

6 responses to “Johnathan Cyprien expected to sign with Titans

  1. I get the Cyprien may not be a great cover safety, but that isn’t what we’d be signing him for. That’s Byard’s job going forward & he looked good later in the season. Cyprien is a run stopping strong safety. And apparently he was absolutely awesome at that last year. I’m not super happy about this, but let’s see how the other moves pan out first.

  2. All the Tight Ends that play the tacks this year rejoice!

    THEN U REALIZED WE HAVE 2 OF THE TOP 18 AND 4 OF THE TOP 100 PICKS TO CONTINUE BUILDING OUR DEFENSE.

  3. Tennessee is making slow and methodical moves so far in free agency. Cyprien played great last year and is a potential young rising star. The other signings were specifically for special teams which the Titans lost more than one game last year with poor special teams. I’d love to see Alshon in Titan blue but I’m happy to this point for not over paying

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