The Tennessee Titans added their 10th free agent of the off-season, agreeing Monday to deal with Ropati Pitoitua.
The deal is for one year and is for around $1 million, plus incentives that can make the contract more lucrative for Pitoitua.
Pitoitua has four years of experience in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets and will be in the mix as a run-stopping defensive end.
The Titans are still expected to add a pass rushing end in the NFL Draft next month.
“Ropati gives us the big body we were looking for at the defensive end position,” general manager Ruston Webster said. “He should be an asset for us in the run game at end and also could give us flexibility on game days with the ability to kick inside for some snaps.’
Pitoitua led Chiefs defensive linemen last year with 32 tackle and also had two sacks and five tackles for loss.
"Ropati is a guy who is still climbing the ladder. His production has been going up every year," agent Cary Fabrikant said.
Prior to that, he spent three seasons with the Jets and played in 22 games.