The Tennessee Titans visit with Kamerion Wimbley was described as“good,” a league source tells TitanInsider.
Wimbley has been primarily a 3-4 outside linebacker for virtually all of his six-year NFL career. But the 28-year-old, who stands 6-4 and weighs 255, could also play as a rush end in a 4-3 set like the Titans use, if they so choose. Another source indicated that the Titans appear to be very serious about Wimbley, but will have competition for his services. The Oakland Raiders released him recently as a salary cutting measure.
Wimbley had seven sacks for the Raiders in 2011 and nine sacks the year before. He also had 11 sacks as a rookie for the Cleveland Browns in 2006. Wimbley has posted 42.5 sacks in his career.
The Titans, still smarting from losing out in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, now have to turn their attention back to their original off-season goal of fixing the defense, one that looks now even considerably weaker than at the end of the season.
The Titans have already seen cornerback Cortland Finnegan and defensive lineman Jason Jones walk out the door in free agency, and they missed out on the two defensive end prospects they coveted in Mario Williams and John Abraham.
The Titans' visit with Mark Anderson also went well, and with Tennessee now with $26.2 million in cap money to spend, it is highly possible they could make a strong push at one or perhaps both as they seek to replenish a defensive end position that currently has only Derrick Morgan, their 2010 first-round pick with any measurable experience at the spot.
Tennessee is also scheduled to visit with defensive end Jamaal Anderson, whom they had some interest in last July, but he opted instead to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.
Others scheduled for visits confirmed by TitanInsider include former Colts center Jeff Saturday, cornerback Tracy Porter of the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreessen. There were also reports of cornerback William Gay was coming to visit.