Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans are in talks with impending free agent S Bernard Pollard regarding a new contract.
Pollard, 29, signed a signed a one-year deal with the Titans back in March of last year. In 2013, he totaled 99 tackles, a half sack, and three interceptions.
Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 21 safety in the league. We have Pollard listed as the No. 72 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.
The Titans reportedly see DE Kamerion Wimbley as a “good fit” in a changing defense. However, Jim Wyatt can’t see Wimbley returning at his current price tag.
Wyatt adds that although there is no meeting currently scheduled between the two parties, there is still time to get something worked out before free agency.
Wimbley, 30, signed a five-year deal worth $35 million that included $13.5 million guaranteed with the Titans after the Raiders were forced to part ways with him in attempt to get a handle on their cap situation.
The Titans would free up $2.4 million in cap space by releasing Wimbley who is set to count $7.8 million against the team’s 2014 cap.
Wimbley hasn’t developed into the impact player the Titans though they were getting a few years ago. This season, he totaled just 11 tackles and three sacks over the course of 16 games. He played just 360 in all of 2013, so you can see why he would come up as a potential cap casualty.
Jim Wyatt adds that the Titans are still interested in re-signing DL Ropati Pitoitua and are expected to speak to his agent at the Combine regarding a contract extension.
Pitoitua, 28, played in all 16 games for the Titans this past season and totaled 44 tackles and four sacks. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 22 defensive end in a 4-3 system in 2013.