The third time was the charm for Marques Douglas and the Tennessee Titans.
Tennessee had had Douglas in for free agent visits in a couple of previous offseasons, but did not pull the trigger on a deal.
Douglas, who has played with Baltimore, New Orleans, San Francisco and the New York Jets in his 11 NFL seasons, also had a tryout with the Titans two weeks ago. Tennessee signed him Tuesday and waived defensive tackle Amon Gordon to make room.
“I came in here and showed these guys what I could do. I feel like I could still play, and what better team to come to than the Tennessee Titans,” Douglas said.
Douglas has mostly been a 3-4 end in his career, but now will move inside and be a tackle in the Titans' 4-3 scheme. He doesn't sound worried about making the switch.
“There are some similarities to it. We all play fast and physical,” Douglas said. “Some of the guys these guys have employed – Tony Brown, Jovan Haye – we're all similar in size, and I just want to learn from these guys. It's very similar in style to what we did in New York when you look at the fast, physical approach that they play.”