The Tennessee Titans have a pretty deep roster overall, but they could afford to add some more playmakers, particularly in the front seven. Derrick Morgan, Jurrell Casey, Karl Klug, and Akeem Ayers are all very good players, but the Titans solid defense would become even better if they are able to replace the awful Moise Fokou and upgrade Kamerion Wimbley as the DE opposite of Morgan, who continues to improve.
Wimbley is set to make $4 million next season, and that number will only steadily increase until his contract runs out in 2017. That’s a significant investment to make for a 30-year-old DE who isn’t putting consistent pressure on the quarterback. Even though he isn’t cheap and was a liability last year, Wimbley does have a solid track record. That said, the Titans would be stronger if they draft a DE with their first-round pick and cut ties with Wimbley, so this is definitely a situation worth watching closely.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Paul Kuharsky, Wimbley said that he has “no idea” if he’ll be back with the Titans next season, but he did say that he’ll prepare like he will be retained by the organization. He recorded just 11 tackle and three sacks this past season, and those are both easily career lows for the veteran edge rusher.