Houston fans have been getting a little nervous this week. Between tackle Eric Winston and fullback Lawrence Vickers being cut and linebacker Mario Williams and guard Mike Briesel signing elsewhere, a sense had developed that the franchise that finally made it to the playoffs was now moving in the wrong direction.
A step in the right direction (or at least not another one in the wrong direction) arrived Friday night, when center Chris Myers agreed to terms on a four-year deal. A league source tells PFT that Myers will receive $14 million fully guaranteed on the $25 million contract.
Myers had said he wanted to stay in Houston, but he also wanted to hit the open market. Myers adrew interest from the Titans, but nothing from the Packers after the market opened. (Three weeks ago, it was reported that Green Bay had been communicating with Myers’ agent, which would have been a clear violation of the tampering rules.)
The move leaves the Titans at 0-2 in their quest for a new guy who would snap the ball to Peyton Manning, if Manning comes to Tennessee. Scott Wells recently opted to join the Rams.
Of course, the Titans always could sign Jeff Saturday.