Titans sign WR Kevin Walter, OL Chris Spencer to 1-year contracts
After the busy March signing, it would have been assumed the Tennessee Titans would take a break until April’s draft. But the Tennessee Titans are adding the new pieces as veteran depth fillers, while still being to address the positions through the draft. By all means these two signings seem like they pose none or an insignificant amount of future cap ramifications in exchange.
"Both Kevin and Chris are established veterans in this league who have a great deal of starting experience," said Tennessee Titan general manager Ruston Webster in an official statement released by the team. "They have made significant contributions on good teams during their careers. We feel like they can come in and provide increased competition at their respective positions for us."
Kevin Walter is joining the Tennessee Titans after playing wide receiver for the franchise’s AFC South rival, Houston Texans. Last season, Kevin Walter started 14 of 16 games, while finishing with 41 receptions for 518 yards and two touchdowns. Over the past seven seasons, Kevin Walter has started at least 13 games except for his first season with Houston Texans in 2006. However, during each of those six seasons, Kevin Walter caught 39 or more passes.
Before the Houston Texans, Kevin Walter also played three seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, after he was released from the New York Giants training camp following being selected in the seventh-round of the 2003 NFL draft. Kevin Walter has started 93 of 152 games over his 10-year career.
Meanwhile, guard/center Chris Spencer spent the past three seasons with the Chicago Bears. Chris Spencer started five of 10 games last season, three at left guard and two at right guard on the Chicago Bears’ offensive line. Before his tenure in Chicago, Chris Spencer spent six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, who picked him out of Mississippi in the first-round of the 2005 NFL draft. The versatile offensive linesman Chris Spencer has started 89 of 105 career games – with 62 of those starts coming at center, 19 at right guard and eight at left guard.