A shortage of healthy bodies in the secondary has forced the Titans to bring in help from the outside.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the team has signed veteran cornerback Rod Hood in advance of Sunday’s game with the Patriots. They had Hood in for a workout in late September, but didn’t sign him. The broken forearm suffered by Nick Harper on Sunday night likely forced them to change course.
The Titans were already without Cortland Finnegan and Vincent Fuller, and Harper’s injury left them with Cary Williams and rookies Jason McCourty and Ryan Mouton at cornerback. That didn’t work well against Peyton Manning and doesn’t bode well for a matchup with Tom Brady and the Patriots either.
Hood has been released by the Cardinals, Browns and Bears since April, but started 30 games over the last two years in Arizona. He has 11 interceptions and two touchdowns in 84 career games.