The Titans have agreed to terms on a new contract for free agent linebacker Sean Spence, the team announced today (via Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com). It’ll be a one-year deal for Spence, says Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. Pro Football Talk reports (via Twitter) that the pact is worth $2.5MM.
Spence, 27, was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2012 draft, but the former Miami Hurricane saw his first two NFL seasons wiped out by knee problems. While those health issues contributed to Spence never developing into the sort of impact player the Steelers may have initially hoped he’d become, Spence did appear in 31 games over the last two seasons, starting 13. In 2015, he recorded 35 tackles and a sack as a part-time player in Pittsburgh.
Prior to agreeing to sign with the Titans, Spence also visited the Jaguars and Dolphins. In Tennessee, he’ll join newcomers like DeMarco Murray, Rishard Matthews, Ben Jones, and Brice McCain, all of whom have been signed or traded for by the Titans this month.
Landing with the Titans also reunites Spence with Dick LeBeau, who was the defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh up until the 2014 season.
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