The Titans Sign Ex-Patriots Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler
The Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson has a tendency of assembling players who has worthwhile experience in the Super Bowl. The Titans' executive, who is also a former area scout for the Patriots, has managed to snatch cornerback Malcolm Butler from his former employers. According to ESPN, the five-year contract amounts to $61.25 million, along with more than $30 million guaranteed. As soon as the free agency period begins on Wednesday, Titan’s players could be the first to celebrate the key huge-paycheck move by Butler, the ex-patriots cornerback. Since the deal is yet to be made public, the provider of this information spoke in obscurity.
Running back Dion Lewis, also an ex-player for the Patriots, has decided to advance his football career with the Titans after signing a $20 million contract for the next four years, according to reliable sources that leaked the information to Mike Jones of USA TODAY Sports. On Wednesday at 1500hrs, when free agency opens, both Butler and Lewis will have the opportunity to complete the final bit of their negotiations by signing with the Titans. Titan’s players will be happy to strengthen their squad as fans await the coming season with high hopes.
As reported by NFL Network, Titan’s ex-linebacker Avery Milton Williamson has also decided to jump ship to the New York Jets and is also expected to sign on Wednesday. It is important to note that the 5-foot-11 Malcolm Butler will become one of the salaried football players and the best cornerback for the Titans. The 28-year-old Butler, who is a two-time champion of the Super Bowl is the second New England Patriots cornerback (after veteran Logan Ryan) to sign with the Tennessee Titans after many years.
Adoree' Jackson completes Titan’s top three corners. In the 2017 draft, the cornerback and return specialist was the 18th overall pick. After leading the NFL last season with eightinterceptions, all-Pro Kevin Byard remains the one of the starting safeties along with Johnathan Cyprien. Dion Lewis will reinforce the position played by starter Derrick Henry. Lewis also acts as the third-down as well as change-of-pace back for the Titans, a clear replacement of last week’s departure, running back DeMarco Murray.
The barely 28-year-old Lewis, who is 5-8 feet tall and 195 pounds heavy, is a dominant and elusive player who played impressively with the Patriots, after leaving the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. Last season, the running back recorded 6 TDs on 180 carries and completed
896 rushing yards. Furthermore, he added another 3 TDs as well as 32 catches for 214 yards to record a cumulative of 1,100 yards from scrimmage.
Of the 16 games played last season, RB Dion Lewis started in 50% of them, even after struggling with many injuries in the beginning of his NFL career. In the course of the last three seasons; however, he managed to start for the Patriots in all of their regular season games except one, which contributed to his inclusion in the 2015 Pro Bowl squad. In the 2017 season, Lewis made two interceptions, recorded sixty tackles, and executed a career high of 12 pass breakups and one sack. When it comes to yards allowed, the pass defense of the Tennessee Titans was ranked 25th out of 32 teams owing to the 27 TDs surrendered, and only a dozen interceptions.


 


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