Veteran free agent Shaun Phillips has reached an agreement with the Titans on a two-year deal worth up to $6MM, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter). The contract includes $2.5MM in guaranteed money, tweets Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com had reported earlier today that Phillips was visiting the team.
Phillips, who turns 33 in May, played nine seasons for the Chargers before joining the Broncos last season. Although he had a solid season in Denver, recording 10 sacks and ranking 18th among 52 qualified 4-3 defensive ends according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), his departure appeared likely after the team brought DeMarcus Ware aboard earlier this month.
After playing outside linebacker in the Chargers’ 3-4 scheme, Phillips transitioned to a defensive end role in the Broncos’ 4-3 defense last season. As such, he has the flexibility to shift around a little – if needed – in the Titans’ system, led by new defensive coordinator Ray Horton.