Titans To Sign DL Jack Crawford

The Titans will add a second member of the past several Falcons defensive lines. They are signing Jack Crawford, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets.

Crawford joined Vic Beasley in Atlanta for the past three seasons. The 2020 season will be Crawford’s ninth as a pro.

Tennessee saved extensive cap space by trading Jurrell Casey to Denver, and Crawford figures to be part of the team’s patch-up effort on its defensive front. Crawford, 31, has worked primarily a defensive tackle in recent years. Although Crawford finished last season as one of Pro Football Focus’ worst-graded interior defenders, the former fifth-round pick played better in 2018. He registered a career-high six sacks that season.

The former Raiders and Cowboys defensive lineman has 16 career sacks. The 6-foot-5 defender worked as an 11-game starter for the 2018 Falcons and ’16 Cowboys. Crawford will add depth to a Titans D-line that houses 2019 first-rounder Jeffery Simmons and DaQuan Jones.

The Falcons have lost Beasley, Crawford and Adrian Clayborn — also a Tuesday-night signing, with the Browns — from their 2019 D-line.

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